Education: How Long Is Memory?

Old grads sometimes complain, sometimes boast that they have forgotten most of what they learned in college. A few years ago the Carnegie Foundation decided to check up on how much a college graduate forgets. It had already tested the learning of thousands of Pennsylvania college students, first as sophomores, then as seniors. Five years after their graduation, the Foundation rounded up a group of these former students, gave them the same test again. This week, in the Foundation's annual report, Researcher William S. Learned reported his findings:

> The graduates had forgotten remarkably...

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