Education: Stick to Four

Is this the time to speed up college courses from four years to three? Last week seven of the most influential campuses in the U.S. said no in a joint statement. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, M.I.T., Tufts and Brown took the position that World War II's accelerated schedule was "highly unsatisfactory and . . . justified only under war conditions." So far, said the seven, the U.S. is neither "engaged in a global war nor committed to total mobilization."

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