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The lowering of higher education in America : why financial aid should be based on student performance

Author: Jackson Toby
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
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"A top educator looks at the causes and national costs of the lowering of college admission and academic standards in the United States, then proposes confronting the problem by tying federal student grants and loans to academic performance as well as to financial need. Few in the United States will dispute the assumption that every high school graduate should be entitled to go to college regardless of financial  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackson Toby
ISBN: 9780313378980 0313378983 9780313378997 0313378991
OCLC Number: 422756865
Description: xiv, 208 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: How college undermine high school education --
Maximizing access to college maximizes the enrollment --
How grade inflation undermines academic achievement --
Goofing off at college --
Is college graduation enough for a good job, or do college graduates have to know something? --
The perils of the financial aid labyrinth --
How a change in public policy can improve American college education.
Responsibility: Jackson Toby.

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A top educator looks at the causes and national costs of the lowering of college admission and academic standards in the United States, then proposes confronting the problem by tying federal student  Read more...

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"Jackson's new book The Lowering of Higher Education in America is a gem... Run, do not walk, to your bookstore (or on-line provider) and buy Jackson's book." -- collegeaffordability.blogspot.com - Read more...

 
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