4/24/2013 10:56:00 AM

"Splinter Group" of Students Stage Protest at Culinary Institute of America

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A group of students at Hyde Park, NY's Culinary Institute of America, one of the nation's most rigorous culinary schools, walked out of class on Tuesday to protest what they deemed a "weakening enforcement of educational standards." 90 or so students participated in the walk-out, gathering in the plaza to listen to speeches and donning name tags which revealed how much they owed each in student loans. While many of the complaints are run-of-the-mill, some of the specific grievances from the students included lowered admission and graduation standards, failure to enforce dress codes and too rapidly expanding. Read more about the protest here.

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