Dumbing Down America's Colleges

Excerpt: The process that began in the 1960s to transform America's elementary, middle and high schools into places where students could literally graduate without being able to read their diploma, where the teaching ofmathematics was reduced to mush without rules, and where it was more important for students to feel really good about themselves than having to measure up scholastically with millions in foreign nations, has now reached the campuses of America's colleges and universities. In a nation where it now costs thousands of dollars to fire an incompetent teacher, we have the specter of university and college presidents eliminating one of the most respected tools for measuring a prospective student's ability to qualify for admission. The venerable SAT, the gold standard for measuring readiness for college for nearly 80 years, is slowly being eviscerated by colleges and universities.

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