Education: Missing: The Common Core

U.S. colleges have made it almost a habit to berate the U.S. secondary school for the quality of student it sends them. This week, in his annual report, Dean William Warren of the Columbia University School of Law turned the tables on the colleges. "We are entitled," he wrote, "to expect that the college graduate be able to read argumentative or expository prose swiftly, comprehendingly. and retentively; that he be able to express himself in speech and writing grammatically, literately, and precisely; that he has learned the basic lesson of using a dictionary....

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