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Student Loan Outrage and Other Higher Ed Trends for 2014

By SOPHIE QUINTON – 01/06/2014, 11:28AM / Updated 01/06/2014, 12:35PM National Journal A number of education trends made their mark in 2013, from massive open online courses to evaluating colleges based on their graduation rates. The underlying forces that drove change this year aren’t likely to change anytime soon: declining public funding, changing demographics, advancing […]

College’s Identity Crisis

By FRANK BRUNI NYTimes Published: October 12, 2013 IS a college degree’s worth best measured by the income its recipient makes 5 or 10 years down the road? Is college primarily a catapult to wealth? These were questions implicitly raised by President Obama’s recent proposal that the federal government look at graduates’ earnings when rating […]

The Educational Trend That Could Put an End to Student Loan Debt

by Amanda Alix, The Motley Fool Oct 12th 2013 8:40AM Imagine obtaining a college degree from the comfort of your own home, using your own computer or laptop — without having to actually enroll in the institution that offers the courses. Not only would you be learning from the best minds from schools like Yale […]

Jim Hightower: Forget Student Loans — Make Higher Ed Free

By Jim Hightower |Published on 08.07.2013 noozhawk.com Well, finally! Hard-right congressional leaders and the Obama White House have agreed that interest rates on student loans should not double to nearly 7 percent, as they let happen early in July. Instead, college students will be billed at a rate that will steadily rise higher than 8 […]

The Stakes for All of Us

By Matthew Pratt Guterl July 23, 2013 Inside Higher Ed If you were a casual reader of American newspapers, you would think that the fate of the humanities was in doubt. Polishing off a 30-year-old critique, most famously offered by Allan Bloom in 1987’s The Closing of the American Mind, an acerbic corps of doubters […]

The ‘educational’ value of being born rich

By Valerie Strauss, Published: July 15 at 4:00 am Washington Post School reform efforts that are solely focused on raising test scores are doomed to fail. Why? Here to explain is P.L. Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. Thomas edited the 2013 book “Becoming and Being a Teacher,” and […]