College in Three Years

USA Today ran a debate on offering three-year degrees as a remedy to ballooning college costs (with pro and con arguments).  

Such propositions are a step in the right direction, but they do not address a fundamental flaw with college today — what are students learning in those years, and at what cost? If reformers want to speed college up so that students can get out and work, why stop at three years? A well-designed work-force readiness credential can encompass three semesters — Charles Murray makes this point in Real Education.  

In 2011, it’s time to start thinking about removing the one-size-fits-all tag from college degrees.

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