Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Why Differences in Community Colleges Matter

Original Article - not much on the article. Comments are mostly on for-profit.

Summary goes here!
As point out by all those comments that questioning the for-profits, retention and graduation rate simply not a good measure. Only if you can couple these rate with the measure of the outcome of the students, does these rate give you a good sense.

With the outcome of students measured, institutions can't just try to retained students but also need to make sure they learn. The graduation rate is the same, institutions can simply let students graduates since it will drop their marks on the measurement of students' outcome.

The problem: If traditional institutions don't even dare to take these measurements, I see no justices in imposing these on for-profits.

The claimed superiority is easy to achieve, the real tests is what is counted.

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