By Timothy Pratt. As colleges feel pressure to graduate more students for less money, professors worry that the value of an education may be diminished. 
Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate. A proposal in Florida would let online courses forgo the usual higher-education accreditation process. A California legislator introduced a measure that would have substituted online courses for some of the brick-and-mortar kind at public universities. More...