Will the Drive to Increase College Enrollment Lower Academic Standards?

by Ashley Thorne

Peter Wood and I argue yes in an online debate hosted by Minnesota Public Radio. Kevin Carey, policy director at Education Sector, argues no. Our opening statements are up today and we’ll continue with rebuttals and closing arguments each day until Friday.

Perhaps you’ve heard President Obama’s call for America to massively expand higher education. What do you think about this? Can we inflate college enrollment without deflating academic standards? Join the discussion and add your comments.