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Are American students lazy?

January 8, 2010

Kara Miller, an adjunct instructor who teaches at Babson College, published her views comparing the work ethic and manners of Amercan students and foreign students in the 'Boston Globe.'

The response was intense, with hundreds of people posting comments.
While many have viewed the piece as a commentary on Babson College, Miller said she views the piece more as a critique of what happens to students before they arrive at college. She said that it's in high school -- and earlier -- that students should be learning study habits and the idea of showing respect for those who teach them.

In a follow-up piece, Miller noted that the headline on the piece -- "My Lazy American Students" -- hadn't been her suggestion, but that she stood behind her ideas.


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