ESL expert Dana Ferris explains at a recent St. Mary’s University conference why professors and administrators who take a tough-for-you approach toward students who speak English as a second language aren’t being fair:
“It is unethical to admit and matriculate students and take their money when their background shows they need support, and not give them support — and then blame them. And the practical problems? A lot of students are not graduating.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.