Day: December 4, 2009

College Students Who Can’t Do Math Or Read Well

By Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman Every year seems to produce a burst of attention to a particular crisis in education. In 2009, the most publicized crisis is likely the staggering number of post-secondary students with severe debilities in reading and math. Estimates of those needing remedial classes before taking credit courses range from 30% […]

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Deneen On College-As-Employment Credential

Our friend Patrick Deneen of Georgetown posted an evocative comment today on an Inside Higher Ed item concerning the President’s hopes for higher education as a source of job creation. It’s very much worth a read. The nation’s universities have already implicitly justified their existence – and expense – to a generation or more of […]

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