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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Duck calls

Over the past month, at the Duck of Minerva group IR blog, I posted these articles:

February 4: "F for the Professor?" about a recently published study concluding that one-third of college students do not "demonstrate any significant improvement" in learning after four years of college. Faculty are partly at fault for failing to make their classes rigorous -- and for inflating grades.

January 31: "Explosive Pakistan" explores the implications of mass uprising in Pakistan. For instance, could the U.S. "drop in and take their nukes," as Islamabad's government apparently fears?

January 22: "The 'drug war'is over?" Though some Obama administration officials are abandoning that framework for anti-drug efforts, I'm somewhat skeptical that the change will mean much in practice.

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