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Who Are Today’s Students?

By The Associated Press — August 29, 2011 1 min read

The annual Beloit College Mindset List is out, offering a snapshot of the lives of this year’s college freshmen. Here are a few of the highlights, compiled by professors at the Wisconsin college: School “blackboards” have always been getting smarter; Amazon has never been just a river; every state has always observed Martin Luther King Day; and LBJ is more likely to conjure up images of basketball star LeBron James than of the late president.

A version of this article appeared in the August 31, 2011 edition of Education Week as Who Are Today’s Students?

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