30.11.05

QUOTE OF THE DAY. Just One Bite has reservations about universal college.
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.)

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