Ending the summer break is a big piece of this
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Mar 31, 2015 18:44
In many fields academia is still in the ag era with summer breaks for most students. Most schools could go to three years with summer semesters as Newbury is doing. As another example when my niece went to vet school, they had 2 summer breaks and 10 weeks off during the 4 year. If folks could survive straight thru then most degrees would take 3 years by making the summer semester a full fledged semester with a full course offereing.
It is just like why the US insists on requiring bachelors degrees for entry into med school when most of Europe uses a 6 year post high school type of program There are lots of places to tighten up if you move to a more industrial style of schedule from an ag based schedule. (After all once you go to work it's 2 weeks off per year for at least the first 5 years at large companies)
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|The McGill Model [73 words]||Abby Schachter||Mar 31, 2015 19:58|
|⇒ Ending the summer break is a big piece of this [157 words]||Lyle||Mar 31, 2015 18:44|
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