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A Student Finds College Courses Far Too Easy

Continuing the Pope Center’s series of pieces in which students reflect on their educational experiences, today we offer one by an older student who found his courses at East Carolina to be far too easy. Read his piece here.

This piece reinforces a point I’ve made often — many colleges today are little better than diploma mills, selling credentials that purport to reflect higher learning but which in fact call for only minimal effort by the student.

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

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