Scrapping College for All

June 14, 2012   By Robert Samuelson

WASHINGTON — Let’s resume the debate over who should go to college. Some weeks ago, I wrote a column arguing that the “college for all” philosophy is a major blunder of educational policy.

Its defects, as I outlined them, include:

 — The lowering of college entrance requirements, except at elite schools (in 2008, about 20 percent of four-year schools had “open admissions” policies, meaning that virtually anyone with a high-school diploma could get in).  Read More…