Battle Intensifies Over UDC Plan
Student protesters gathered again today to vent their outrage over the University of the District of Columbia's proposal to nearly double tuition and end open enrollment for four-year students. (See pics of the rally below).
The issue has elicited some sharp exchanges among Washingtonpost.com readers, with most celebrating the move as long overdue. Others say the university and its mission to elevate struggling students are being unfairly maligned.
Here are a few of the most recommended comments:
clamb1: Why stick with a system that (a) is not working, and (b), results in a degree (the 16% who actually get one) that is worthless.
concernedaboutdc: Change is never easy, especially at an institution where there has never been a performance standard. However, in America, a mediocre education is not going to take you very far.
wdspauld: Open admission has never meant open graduation! Open admission represents a commitment to move students from “where they are” to “where they need to be”.
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