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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      From: The Chronicle [mailto:daily@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:00 AM
      To: Chronicle Daily Report
      Subject: 4/21/2004 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers
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      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Wednesday, April 21.

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      MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

      A glance at the April issue of "American Educator":
      A problem with open admissions

      The open-admissions policies at most community colleges do
      unintended harm to students and to the colleges themselves, says
      James E. Rosenbaum, a professor of sociology, education, and
      social policy at Northwestern University.

      "Today, nearly all high-school seniors believe that they are
      going to college -- and that bad grades won't stop them," he
      writes.

      The belief that high-school grades do not matter saps students'
      motivation to do the hard work of preparing for college, he
      says. That is most true of students whose parents did not attend
      college and who know little about how college works.

      Underprepared students often have to take noncredit remedial
      courses, so it takes them much longer to earn their degrees, if
      they graduate at all, and they waste their college savings on
      courses that were available free in high school, he says.

      Having to cater to students who are not ready for college-level
      work puts a strain on colleges, too, he says. "The effect on
      many colleges has been to alter their mission and lower their
      standards," he writes.

      The article, "It's Time to Tell the Kids: If You Don't Do Well
      in High School, You Won't Do Well in College (or on the Job),"
      is online at http://www.aft.org/american_educator/

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