Gene C. Fant, dean of arts and sciences at Jackson, Tennessee’s Union University, writes in The Chronicle about his experience racing through college in the 1980s. It’s a good read and a nice followup to Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) recent column on the subject in Newsweek.

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.