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Too Much College

Perapiteticus Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 4:49 PM
What is your point here? That an AP teacher who applies the rigorous demands of a college-level class (which, in fact, it is) represents nothing more than "bad luck" for a student? It is COMMON for the best and brightest to come to an AP English Lit or AP English Language & Composition class, only to discover that all the pampering and easy grade-making they enjoyed in their other classes did not cut it in an AP Class. Those students "thanking God for a C" are better prepared for college from having taken that class, with that teacher, than the cumulative credits their acquired much more easily over their four years in high school.
In President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, he said that "higher education can't be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford." Such talk makes for political points, but there's no evidence that a college education is an economic imperative. A good part of our higher education problem, explaining its spiraling cost, is that a large percentage of students currently attending college are ill-equipped and incapable of doing real college work. They shouldn't be there wasting their own resources and those of their families and taxpayers. Let's look at...