HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: U.S. Colleges Are Separating Into Winners and Losers: Schools that struggle to prepare students for success losing ground; ‘The shake-out is coming.’ For generations, a swelling population of college-age students, rising enrollment rates and generous student loans helped all schools, even mediocre ones, to flourish. Show More Summary
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Event on ‘white supremacy’ organized in response to Shapiro. And they’re really weaselly about it: “‘We do not know whether Ben Shapiro is a white supremacist,’ organizers of the event told Campus Reform. ‘What we know is that we have received an outpouring of support.'” I don’t know whether the organizers […]
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Minnesota legislation takes on ‘intellectual bullying’ on campus. “A Republican state senator in Minnesota is proposing legislation to ensure that public colleges and universities adhere to their constitutional obligation to allow freedom of speech on campus. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! Is higher education really worth the price tag? If you want a higher education in the United States, you need to have money. The average cost of a college education at a public university in the USA is over $20,000. Show More Summary
Inside Higher Ed, The Uncertain Landscape for Online Legal Education: In late 2013, the American Bar Association gave a private nonprofit law school in Minnesota permission to create a part-time Juris Doctor program that blended online courses heavily with face-to-face instruction. The question Inside Higher Ed posed in our article...
Following up on my previous posts on the lawsuit by female law profs against the University of Denver Law School (links below): Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report, A More Upbeat Approach to Post-Tenure Review: The University of Denver is instituting a program focused not on punitive measures but on...
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Former prof recounts her ‘escape’ from political correctness.
Opinion: When women aren’t educated or empowered to make their own family planning decisions, the effects can lead to higher carbon emissions.
To the editor: Bryan Caplan rightly calls attention to the flaws with how many today think about the value of a college education. And while our fixation on a degree’s monetary return belies what a higher education imparts to the individual student and, as a result, society as a whole, so too does...
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the nation's largest higher education system, said he rejects rhetoric that denigrates community colleges.
A survey by Northeastern University and Gallup explores the impact artificial intelligence will have on people's lives and work, their educational choices, and the potential interventions from higher education, government and private industry.
A one-day strike closed the doors of 95 percent of kindergartens, schools, secondary schools and universities in Slovenia on Wednesday, as employees demanded higher wages and better working conditions. The strike is the fourth organised by a public sector union in the last month. Show More Summary
In his recently released federal budget proposal, President Trump called for the elimination of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program, which expands higher education choices for college-bound D.C. residents. I condemn this proposal as baseless, callous and contrary to everything the District stands for. Eliminating this critical program would slam the door in the […]
I just finished listening to a particularly excellent episode of EconTalk (my second favorite podcast). Russ Roberts had his old friend Bryan Caplan on to talk about his new book, The Case against Education, which I’ve been dipping in and out of in my copious free time. Show More Summary
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Diversity efforts cost NC universities nearly $17M per year.
Discrimination cannot be disguised as religious freedom
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: What students know that experts don’t: School is all about signaling, not skill-building. “The main reason firms reward education is because it certifies (or “signals”) brains, work ethic and conformity. It’s therefore sensible, if unseemly, for students to focus more on going through the motions than acquiring knowledge. Almost everyone pays […]
(The Oakridge School) Teachers, leaders in higher education, and those in technology in education will gather Feb. 22-23 for the LLI Southwest Conference in Arlington, TX. Conference-goers will learn about innovative teaching methods and engage in 'Fishbowl' sessions that involve attendees observing teachers and students in class.
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UW-Stout students must appreciate ‘social differences’ to graduate.
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Universities Are Using Disguised hecklers To Shut Down Free Speech. Just as those opposed to a speech cannot lawfully stop it by engaging in illegal conduct – everything from shouting it down to engaging in rioting – schools may not use the threat of wrongful conduct by one group as an […]