Headlee’s Headlines

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 08:27 AM

Each morning, Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers for interesting stories. Here's her list for today:

From The Arizona Daily Sun
As finals approach, it turns out that a trend has developed in colleges over the past ten years. Finals are no longer as important as they used to be. Most of it is philosophical: professors say frequent quizzes are more effective in terms of actually helping students learn. And technology has made it possible because it's easier to grade quizzes now. From the article:

The change allows students to get earlier feedback on how they are doing, and the frequent quizzes also promote more consistent study habits and discourage cramming.

From The Denver Post:
Guess who could be a more important foe to financial regulatory reform than Goldman Sachs? America's local car dealers. From the article:

Auto dealers are lobbying hard for a Republican amendment that would exempt them from a new consumer-watchdog agency that is a centerpiece of the bill. The dealers argue that a paragon of Main Street has no business in a bill aimed at Wall Street and that the exemption is critical to the relatively accessible credit that puts millions of Americans in new cars every year.

From The LA Times:
Mexico allows the United States to take Cancun's former mayor to face drug charges. He's accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes to help a notorious drug cartel move more than 200 tons of cocaine across the border.

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