Baylor Praised By Paul Harvey On National Broadcast

April 22, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Popular radio commentator Paul Harvey used Baylor as an example during his national noon broadcast April 22 about universities and their core course requirements. Harvey spoke about Baylor's "A" rating among the nation's top colleges and universities.

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April 22, 2004

"American education is flunking its finals. American education has been evaluated and found wanting all the way to the top. I mean the top. Surveys of 50 colleges and universities including the Big 8 (sic) and the Big 10 and the Ivy League. Surveys reveal that you can graduate from half of them without learning mathematics, without learning science. Not one of the big 50 requires a general course in economics. 24 percent of the colleges require not even one of the core courses - math and science, composition, literature, American history. The only university which got an 'A' grade for requiring six core courses...was Baylor."

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