Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Literacy: The real crisis of higher education?

As I finish up grading, I felt as though these could have been my words. How is it that students did so poorly on their final exams?

Have I done such a bad job conveying the key information in my courses? What would happen if I gave them the grades that I really would like?

Where have my standards gone???

Inside Higher Ed :: The Lowering of Higher Education


tony palmeri said...

I hear you, Blogo. Grading papers and exams ought to be one of the most energizing things that we do, and sometimes it is. But I turned in my grades a few hours before the deadline today, and let's just say I wasn't very energized :-) --TP

Lake Winneblogo said...

I also read the statistic the other day that fewer people 25-34 have completed higher education than those 45-64.

This means that percentage-wise, fewer kids are completing college and those that do are less well educated than the previous generation.

It can not bode well for the future of our country. . .