Do you believe that America should implement stricter quotas as to who should be

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  1. gmwilliams profile image80
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Do you believe that America should implement stricter quotas as to who should be admitted to

    college? Many educators e.g. Dr. Charles Murray has stated that only those in the extreme upper percentile of their high school classes should ever be admitted to college, adding that those in the bottom percentile should elect other options.Because of the influx of mediocre students, college courses had to be dumbed down; this influx of students downgraded the quality of a college education making it equivalent to high school. If more rigorous standards are applied, only the qualified will attend college & there will be more validity in the value of a college education.

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    Stargrrlposted 3 years ago

    No, college should be available and open to anyone who wants to go, and is willing to work hard to be there.

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      retief2000posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That which is free is undervalued. One need no more evidence of this than the deplorable conditions of public education, especially in urban areas.

    2. gmwilliams profile image80
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, the state of public education is beyond abysmal in certain areas.

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      But that is only because people refuse to discipline their children.  The children have too much power over the teachers, who can not discipline them properly.

  3. wrenchBiscuit profile image82
    wrenchBiscuitposted 3 years ago

    Yes, I think stricter quotas are a good idea. A child has 12 years to prepare for college. If they can't make the cut by the time they graduate high school, it's apparent that they are more suited to digging a ditch, making beds, or flipping hamburgers. But along with that I think major universities should all be public non-profit institutions, with teachers salaries paid by the state. Education is more important than a dollar bill. The people who can't adjust to that concept should be sent home to Jesus, a.s.a.p..

    1. gmwilliams profile image80
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are right in many instances.There are people in college who SHOULDN'T be there in the first place.Their intelligence level isn't college level.Extremely intelligent people,not average,are the ones who should be attending college.It isn't for all.

  4. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago

    On the contrary, I think people who enter college should be much better informed regarding how to market their degree once they get it.  I work as a substitute teacher, and I've noticed a lot of high school students are railroaded into college with little explanation as to why they should go there.  It's become like an extension of childhood; then when they graduate, reality slugs them in the solar plexus. 
    First students should decide what they want to do for a living.  This may require trade school rather than college; they may even get training while still in high school.  If their field requires a 4 year degree, they need to do networking and internships while in college, so they can "hit the ground running" when they graduate.
    I wrote a hub about this:  http://sayyestolife.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … Experience
    Stricter admission policies won't work, because I know of Stanford students who have graduated without knowing what to do with their degrees!

    1. wrenchBiscuit profile image82
      wrenchBiscuitposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is only further proof of the need for higher standards. A measure of Common Sense should be included in the standards. Apparently these students had none, and should have never been admitted.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      In my hub, I describe a guy who had a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, then got his first job - packing boxes! Obviously, he was smart to be able to get that PhD. How was Stanford to know he lacked job hunting skills?

 
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