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‘Shortsighted Utilitarianism’ Has Ruined the Cal State System

So argues Cal State Fresno professor Bruce Thornton in an excellent City Journal article.

Among other dismal revelations, we learn that more than half of the students who enroll in the CSU system need to take remedial coursework. The original idea was that CSU schools were for good high-school grads who weren’t quite up to the elite University of California institutions. That they now accept large numbers of students who essentially need to go back to high school (or earlier) tells us a lot about the degradation of California’s K–12 system.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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