Author Topic: College makes it easier to graduate by requiring students to learn less  (Read 328 times)

Offline walkstall

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Still getting students ‘who literally cannot read above a third-grade level’

West Virginia University-Parkersburg stopped giving students placement exams for math and English this year, as well as eliminating remedial math and English courses altogether.

The hope is that a less challenging workload will raise the rate at which WVUP students stay in school and eventually graduate, which might burnish WVUP’s reputation more than it benefits students.

The term “placement test” is actually a “misnomer,” said Hank Dunn, senior vice president at WVUP, the open-enrollment, community-college counterpart to the flagship WVU campus in Morgantown. “It was a vehicle used to place you into a specific level of math or English.”

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That generation is f**ked. However I don't see why the colleges would lessen the workload so their students learn less when the students are determined to learn the least amount possible.

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That generation is f**ked. However I don't see why the colleges would lessen the workload so their students learn less when the students are determined to learn the least amount possible.
Colleges are big business for profit, not educating. If our public school system can not give the universities the type of students who can pass the requirements,(and pay the $100,000) then the universities will "lower the bar"in order to put "butts in those seats"


besides, if you were going to push liberal bullshit would you want bright students in the classroom??

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Colleges are big business for profit, not educating. If our public school system can not give the universities the type of students who can pass the requirements,(and pay the $100,000) then the universities will "lower the bar"in order to put "butts in those seats"

besides, if you were going to push liberal bullshit would you want bright students in the classroom??

In the 1970s, The Ohio State University considered anything short of calculus to be "remedial math."

My instructor who taught differential equations
also taught a course commonly called "math for poets."
And he had five students in that class who had to cheat to try to pass that!
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Why? It's almost impossible to get them to learn anything to begin with.

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Why? It's almost impossible to get them to learn anything to begin with.

Worse yet, think of the dollars spent by business and industry, and the tragic total of lost man-hours spent, trying to un-indoctrinate these victims of marxist brainwashing.


 

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