Colleges come up short on what students need to know
By Kathleen Parker
The Washington Post
August 15, 2010
It is generally true that you get what you pay for, but not necessarily when it comes to higher education.
A study scheduled for release Monday about the value of a college education, at least when it comes to the basics, has found the opposite to be true in most cases. Forget Harvard and think Lamar.
Indeed, the Texas university, where tuition runs about $7,000 per year (Harvard's is $38,000) earns an A to Harvard's D based on an analysis of the universities' commitment to core subjects deemed essential to a well-rounded, competitive education.
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