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|User Info||Consumer Credit March -- Ouch; entered at 2012-05-08 12:00:46|
Registered: 2011-01-02 TX
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being a prof in one of exact sciences at a large state school, I can say that about a third to a half of students who enter university are not college material. They do not know simple math and geometry, the type which is taught at middle school. Not only that, it is likely they will never learn it. With respect to grades, we are pressured by the administration to pass everyone. Of course, it is never said that way, but the idea is there. Non-tenured faculty is in bad shape as they can be pressured more efficiently, and perhaps this is one of the reasons why there is a desire to abolish tenure system. At many private schools the argument is - we can not fail people who pay 50K per year!!! Additionally, when I tell students the concept that they should match the amount of borrowing with their potential future income, they are shocked!!! The fact that they will have to repay loans has never entered their minds, and apparently I am the only one telling them such depressing things.
Last modified: 2012-05-08 12:03:19 by drb