Call me an elitist, but I don't think that lowering entrance standards and adding remedial classes to allow people with limited intellectual capability or a lack of motivation to attend college benefits us. I'd love to see more details about college drop-outs; how many of them had been struggling from Day One? When we make a four-year degree (what an antiquated term that is!) a goal -- nay, a necessity -- for people who want a decent standard of living, resulting in a larger percentage of mediocre students going on to college, why are we surprised when many of them fail to thrive?(Via Multiple Mentality.)
QUOTE OF THE DAY. Just One Bite has reservations about universal college.