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The Lake Wobegon Effect at Dartmouth

In Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, all the children are above average. So too at Dartmouth College, as you see from this list of the median grades for courses there in a recent semester. Often, the median is an A.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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The Compulsory Society

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