8 Ideas to Improve Higher Education

TIME asked eight experts what they would change about how Americans get a college degree. Here's what they came up with.

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krs
krs

I don't think that is a good idea, because it encourages colleges to dumb-down their curriculum so that more students can "graduate". 

Students don't have to graduate to learn something from the college courses they do take. 

Often, failure to graduate has more to do with financial resources and life situations than any intellectual deficit or failure on the part of the college.  Many students can't afford to pay for four years of college and drop out when they run out of funds.  Lower tuition prices would help the money go a little further, but if the state is cutting college financing for whatever excuse, then tuition prices go up for all students.  Female students may suddenly be forced to care for a child, so are not able to continue their education, but some years later may be able to complete what they started.  The education they do get is not wasted.  "There is no such thing as useless knowledge...."

Mondschein7
Mondschein7

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Astrid Rofika II
Astrid Rofika II

So,just keeping the students enrolled the institution..:p

Nicki Hill
Nicki Hill

Don't make students take classes they don't need in order to charge them more $. Degrees are expensive enough

Elena Semerdjian
Elena Semerdjian

So bad performing schools can do worse, what a genius idea. How about focus on teachers records, and replace those who constantly fail to deliver.

Isti Bage
Isti Bage

people should walk away from college applications and they will have too lower the cost