Monday, March 28, 2011

Problems with our colleges

A Perfect Storm in Undergraduate Education, Part I starts with:

Unsurprisingly, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011), by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, reveals that at least 45 percent of undergraduates demonstrated "no improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing skills in the first two years of college, and 36 percent showed no progress in four years." And that's just the beginning of the bad news.

Universities continue to be more and more expensive, but yet too often after all the money is spent, there is little to show for it.

At some point this will have to change.  The trends can not continue.  I wonder if some day we'll have a homeschooling option for advance learning?

Hat tip: Instapundit

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