"Failure Factories": U.S. Colleges Failing In Getting Students To Graduate

11/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DAVID LEONHARDT nytimes.com

At its top levels, the American system of higher education may be the best in the world. Yet in terms of its core mission -- turning teenagers into educated college graduates -- much of the system is simply failing.

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