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Alyssa Rosenberg does a good job explaining why Penn State’s accreditation might reasonably come under scrutiny in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal — a news item that had left me thoroughly puzzled. Her conclusion:
What would be unfair is for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to pull Penn State’s accreditation simply because it feels the need to do something, punishing current students by making their degrees worthless. But if it moves forward with the clear goal of preserving what makes Penn State a good school and incentivizing Penn State to become a safer place with a healthier culture, an inquiry into whether the university is meeting the standards for accreditation could play a useful role in Penn State’s reconstitution of itself in the wake of this terrible blot on the school’s collective character and history.