Education: Bulletin No. 29

The question, "what does an individual get out of a college education?" is still classified as moot. One expert in the field, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has from time to time in the past decade given alarming answers. Nearly ten years ago it began testing students in Pennsylvania to find out what they knew, how much they were learning. All told it has tested some 55,000 Pennsylvanians, as high-school seniors, as college sophomores and as college seniors. Last week the Foundation issued a summary of this tremendous study,...

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