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Is college being dumbed down?

Posted on January 3rd, 2014

"We all want to have more students graduate and graduate in a more timely manner. The question is, do you do this by lowering your standards?" -- Rudy Fichtenbaum

Under fire in recent years for high tuition costs and the lack of career preparation taught at colleges, college policymakers have felt the pressure to graduate more students quickly and prepare graduates to enter the workforce. The value of the liberal arts has also been questioned, leading some government officials in Florida, North Carolina and […]

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