Are Our Students Educated?

Are students learning anything in college?  The research of NYU sociologist suggests that, at least for a sizable portion of undergraduates, the answer is “no.”  Here are reports on Arum’s work from McClatchy and USA Today. As characterized in these stories, Arum’s research finds that a large proportion of undergraduate students are not learning to write, think critically, or engage in complex reasoning.  The amount of time spent studying is quite small, and students can attend years of college with little to show for it.