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Colleges Skimp on Science, Spend Big on Diversity

Old Dawg Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 2:54 PM
>> "Far too many" have not learned to write effectively to read "a reasonably complex book." << Once, there was a time when mastering the aforementioned skills was a prerequisite for graduating from high school. *******
George257 Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 4:24 PM
Absolutely. Basic skills should be considered an entry requirement.

How many times have you heard Barack Obama talk about "investing" in education? Quite a few, if you've been listening to the president at all.

In fact, Americans have been investing more and more in education over the years, led by presidents Democratic and Republican. But it's become glaringly clear that we're getting pretty lousy return on these investments.

That's been evident at the K-12 level for a long time. Teacher unions and education-school types have had custody of most of our public schools for more than three decades, during which test results and high school graduation rates have been mostly...