Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fully 65 percent of U.S. universities unable to successfully teach their students math, economics, government, science and literature

Submitted by IWB, on December 12th, 2015
by: Daniel Barker

(NaturalNews) The 2015–16 edition of What Will They Learn? – a review of 1,100 colleges and universities – has just been published by the The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). The study shows that most institutions of higher learning are allowing students to graduate without a basic grasp of many key subjects.

From an ACTA press release:

“What Will They Learn? finds that the majority of college-educated students graduate without exposure to fundamental courses like American history, basic economics or literature. At many institutions, it is possible for students to graduate with little more knowledge of these basic courses than a high school student, often after paying $200,000 or more for their degree.”
The various institutions were given “report cards” on their performance in terms of providing students with adequate knowledge of seven fundamental subjects considered essential for a classic liberal arts degree: “literature, composition, economics, math, intermediate-level foreign language, science and American government/history.”

Out of the 1,100 colleges and universities involved, only 24 (two percent) were given an “A” grade for requiring six of the seven essential subjects.
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