Is College Too Easy?


Guests:

Howard Altman
*Professor of Linguistics and a Faculty Development Specialist at the University of Louisville

Valen Johnson
*Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University
*Author of the forthcoming book, The GPA Myth: A National Crisis in College Education

Ellen Stauder
*Acting Dean of the Faculty, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
*Professor of English & the Humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Stanley Mieses
*Lives a couple of blocks from the World Trade Center site, witnessed the collapse of both towers and was displaced for several weeks.
*Weekly Contributor, Talk of the Nation

Is college getting easier?.....There are complaints of gut courses at many colleges and universities. And even Harvard isn't immune — a new report says over 90% graduate with honors. Are students getting smarter or is the work getting easier? Or are these just recycled complaints from years past?

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