Hunger doesn't help students. They aren't likely to learn what isn't taught. The top schools still get the exceptional students, but the exceptional students just haven't all been prepared for college math.
On Jun 21, 2013, at 4:44 PM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Jun 21, 2013, at 3:54 PM, W Stephen Wilson <email@example.com> wrote: > >> http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/08/29/look-east-young-man/ >> >> It reinforces what I see here at JHU (and what I saw in my kid's school). > > This is happening at the same rate outside of college (obviously, post college would follow college). I like to think that students will get hungry again, but even if they do (maybe they already have) that won't help them if the secondary and post secondary education refuses to raise the bar so as not to fail any particular groups. I have also noticed, that while a whole MIT (or Princeton) class might be what it was a generation or two ago, aren't they still selecting some of the exceptional students (whereas they used to fill the whole class with exceptional students)? > > Bob Hansen