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Why Bother Going to Class?

I knew that many law students don’t bother going to class because classes are often of little benefit in learning the course material, but I was not aware that it’s also common among medical students, as we learn in this Inside Higher Ed story.

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

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