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  •  Anecdotal evidence (1+ / 0-)
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    American university's reputation for grade inflation is notorious in England, as I found out when applying for an MA program. I still walked out of U London with well over the points necessary for a high honours degree, and that success was down to having a good background in critical thinking and writing skills given to me by profs in the States. This despite the fact that all my degrees there were in studio art.
    As someone who moved around a lot, I had classes in private universities with 6-10 people in a class, and some at state universities (one in Texas!) with 100. I can think of only two classes I have had that were a waste of time. Either I was extraordinarily lucky, or that the American universities I attended were actually pretty good.  

    You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

    by northsylvania on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:31:08 AM PDT

    •  I have friends who lived (1+ / 0-)
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      in France for a short period.  The "poor" quality of US education was well known.  Yup - and it didn't sit well when each of their kids ranked top in their respective grades.  

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:42:33 AM PDT

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