ERIC Number: EJ851993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
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Losers Win: The Wallow Way
Reeves, Thomas C.
Academic Questions, v17 n3 p59-62 Sep 2004
A professor of the old school invents the scenario of an avowed educational mediocrity that must defend its reputation for expecting the very least from its students and faculty. His fictional Damp State University cherishes its position on the lowest tier of "U.S. News & World Report's" rankings. Professor Reeves gives us a bitter chuckle when we realize that the standards compromised at Damp State are sarcastic emblems of a seemingly coordinated decline over the last 30 years in American higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Humor, Academic Standards, College Admission, Academic Persistence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States