Academics

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Is college too easy?  As study time falls, debate rises.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/is-college-too-easy-as-study-time-falls-debate-rises/2012/05/21/gIQAp7uUgU_print.html

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Academically Adrift: A Must-Read

http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/academically-adrift-a-must-read/28423

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Artificially low tuition diminishes the value of education for both students and employers. For a student, the lower than market price makes even the best students less interested in a rigorous academic learning and the credential earned does not lead to the same level of financial award as it once did.  Related to both of these issues is the decline of employer’s value in education as a signal of competence.  By creating policies that lower tuition costs below market level, governments are not “investing” in education but are in fact diminishing its worth.

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/articles/impact-of-artificially-low-tuition-CSR-summer-2012.pdf

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U.S. colleges have abandoned the concept of a core curriculum.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/15579/

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The top 10 most shocking courses offered on college campuses

http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=3103

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Recasting History: Scholarly Study Finds that Race, Class, and Gender Studies Crowd Up University American History Classes

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/11/recasting-history-scholarly-study-finds-that-race-class-and-gender-studies-crowd-up-university-american-history-classes/?print=1

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Students, parents concerned by seemingly slanted college assignment criteria

http://www.wtov9.com/news/news/students-parents-concerned-seemingly-slanted-colle/nWMxY/

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Athletic Departments in Most NCAA Division I Public Colleges Spend Three to Six Times More Per Athlete Than Their Institutions Spend to Educate Each Student

http://www.air.org/reports-products/index.cfm?fa=viewContent&content_id=2240

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CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-athletes-reading-scores/index.html

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For students in the Academy today, the Western Civilization history course, virtually a standard curriculum offering 30 years ago, has disappeared.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/2667/vanishing-western-tradition

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College students no longer have to face the burden of academic coursework

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/custom-writing-service-says-students-no-longer-have-face-burden-academic

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