… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Ah, that would be no...
From the Strib:
Are our children all above average? New study says noDisconcerting? Downright embarrassing.
Minnesotans pay twice as much as the national average to get a public college education, but they're not getting double the results.
Fewer than 40 percent of students at Minnesota's colleges and universities graduate in four years, according to a report released this week by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. In addition, students of color have less than a 50-50 chance of graduating at all.
For a state where high school students traditionally fare well on college entrance exams, that's disconcerting to those in charge of assessing the quality of higher education in Minnesota.
Perhaps the geniuses at the U should look into this situation and give us some advice about how to improve this disgraceful situation.
One way might be to pay more attention to doing a better job with Minnesota students and ratchet back on things like ambitious public relations ploys.