Notes in the Margins: Bus rides, ethics and a high school warning

Does an ‘A’ in Ethics Have Any Value? Four years after the scandals of the financial crisis prompted deans and faculty to re-examine how they teach ethics, some academics say they still haven’t gotten it right. (The Wall Street Journal)

A warning to college profs from a high school teacher Now you are seeing the results of No Child Left Behind in the students arriving at your institutions. They may be very bright. But we have not been able to prepare them for the kind of intellectual work that you have every right to expect of them. It is for this that I apologize, even as I know in my heart that there was little more I could have done. Which is one reason I am no longer in the classroom. (The Washington Post)

Four Coursera online classes are deemed worthy of college credit The American Council on Education’s decision is viewed as as a reputation and financial boost for the emerging industry of massive open online courses. (Los Angeles Times)

Lawyers Call for Drastic Change in Educating New Lawyers A task force says it is time for radical changes in the regulation of law schools, including cutting curriculums, requiring on-the-ground training and licensing legal technicians. (The New York Times)

Colleges offer sober bus rides on weekends Bar hoppers and party-goers can now stay out a little later and get home a little safer. (USA Today)