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Which Universities Practice Grade Inflation?

When you are researching colleges, here is another question to ask: are the professors hard graders? Do any of the schools on your child’s list favor the anti-grading inflation policies of Princeton University? Or is your child looking at schools that are more like Brown University which has the reputation of giving out easy “A’s.” […]

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Are Students Learning Much in College?

With crazy amounts of psychic energy being spent on getting teenagers into college, too many students and their parents think getting admitted is the hard part of the college process.  Actually, it’s not. Squeezing as much value out of the college experience once you’re a student is far more important. Unfortunately, however,  many students are […]

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Why Too Many College Students Aren’t Learning

Earlier this year, I wrote a couple of posts about this reality:  many students are graduating from college without absorbing much of an education. From a parent’s perspective that’s a lot of wasted money. And, of course, there are serious ramifications for students who have spent their college years living in a Bud Lite commercial. […]

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My son Ben, who is a junior in high school, is taking a pre-calculus class at a San Diego community college a couple of nights a week. After the first class, Ben told me that the professor explained quite dramatically that he would not accept any excuses for late assignments. To illustrate how serious he […]

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