Blog Profile / Class Struggle

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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Meet Barack Obama and Donald Trump, college failures. Really?

The future presidents were transfer students. Statistically, that means they don’t count.

Born in the U.S.A. and still hassled about the immigration status of their parents

That’s what some students face when they apply for in-state tuition at 3 Virginia universities.

Let’s hear it for the Dragonslayer’s Society and other not-so-scholarly pursuits

Forget standardized tests. The strength of U.S. schools resides in band and basketball.

An insider’s view of community college reforms

A faculty member at a northeastern community college comments on reforms aimed at making the two-year schools more useful to students, and the nation.

Confounding test questions — with no correct answer — at the community college gate

When all four answers to a standardized test question are wrong, how can we expect community college students to get it right?

Offering too many choices can hurt community colleges and their students

If you follow 100 average newcomers at these schools designed to get students what they need in two years, you will discover after three years that just 16 of them will have earned the degree they wanted. After six years, just 34 will have some kind of credential.

Community college professors often fail at teaching

The best book ever written about two-year colleges shows that doctoral pride often cripples learning.

Some community colleges are fixing unfriendly placement policies

It is expensive and time-consuming for community colleges to produce these new courses and tests, but the results show that colleges doing just that will be serving their new students better than they have before.

Schools are working to remove the placement test barrier to community college success

Community colleges are trying to reduce reliance on remedial courses to increase chances for student success.

Free tuition would be nice, but is it what community college students really need?

Tuition isn’t all that community college students need to make their experience a successful one.

Inequality in the U.S. is excessive, and community college might be the solution

COLUMN: The best way to fix inequality might just be with the nation’s vast network of community colleges. But we also have to fix them, too.

Does the big boss really matter in big-city school districts?

Two scholars say superintendents can succeed by politicking — and maybe bad-mouthing.

A lot of learning happens when teachers leave the classroom and visit homes

A novel effort helps parents support their kids and reveals student passions to educators.

The write stuff: Enlist retired wordsmiths to help students with their lessons

Writing instruction is abysmal. One solution could be volunteers doing on-site editing.

Franchising the Ivy League: How about Yale at Yreka?

Here’s my fantasy plan to reduce selective colleges’ horrific rejection rates.

Two high schools with similar demographics, yet different outcomes

Maybe leaders of a N.J. institution should come to Maryland for lessons of their own.

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