Corruption in US universities

Regarding the opinion-page article ``Corruption Undermines Education in India,'' Dec. 6: If I can rely on memory, the United States State Department funded advanced degrees for Middle Eastern and Far Eastern students in the hope of compromising their judgments in matters affecting commercial negotiations after World War II.

The universities were told to issue PhDs to these students whether they passed or failed and regardless of their ability to understand English. The universities compromised their integrity for guaranteed tuitions.

The universities in the US preceded those in India in undermining education by some decades! Glen Wheeler, Penn Valley, Calif.

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