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The Academies’ March Toward Mediocrity

Date: May 20, 2010
Author: Prof. Bruce Fleming Ph.D.
QUOTE: Sports stars are flattered on campus, avoid many of the onerous duties other midshipmen must perform, and know they’re not going to be thrown out. Instead of zero tolerance, we now push for zero attrition: we “remediate” honor code offenses. Another program that is placing strain on the academies is an unofficial affirmative-action preference in admissions....

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