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Opinions and Commentaries

Education must lead way to new economy

Source: tauntongazette. Posted By: Len WIS...1618 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Despite its more than 100 institutions of higher education, Massachusetts’ education system is ill-equipped to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace. To be sure, the Bay State....


Excellence in Education

Source: nwitimes.com Posted By: Len WIS...1618 days ago

Campus: Not specified

The Valparaiso School Corporation is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive educational environment, from elementary school, to middle school, to high school and beyond as students pave....


After years of reform, California education schools fall short on new ranking system

Source: hechingerreport Posted By: Len WIS...1618 days ago

Campus: Not specified

California has been trying to reform how it educates teachers for more than a decade, and some of its ideas have become a model for the rest of the country. But the vast majority of teacher preparation....


'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs

Source: chronicle.com Posted By: Bailey COS...1619 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, according to a highly anticipated report. The....


Raising the bar

Source: economist.com Posted By: Jason BRI...1623 days ago

Campus: Not specified

HERE’S a multiple-choice question: if the federal government penalises states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark, will the states a) make the tests....


Getting More Bang for the Buck in Higher Education

Source: economix.blogs. Posted By: Jason BRI...1623 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Republicans and Democrats are hurtling toward another bipartisan standoff, this one over rival plans on the interest rates to be charged on subsidized federal loans to help students and their....


Don't Buy The Hype, College Education Is Not An Investment

Source: Forbes Posted By: Ronny FLI...1625 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Hardly a day goes by without the publication of articles on the plight of recent college graduates. Large numbers are either unemployed or employed in jobs that don’t call for any academic preparation.....


Bridging the male education gap

Source: L. A. Times Posted By: Len WIS...1626 days ago

Campus: Not specified

In the ongoing discussion of how to boost the education and skill levels of the American workforce, one central issue is rarely addressed: the gap between male and female achievement. The reality....


For-Profit College Analyst Says 'Subprime' Students Are To Blame

Source: huffingtonpost. Posted By: Cat BEC...1630 days ago

Campus: Not specified

A Wells Fargo stock analyst, who boosts for-profit colleges while frequently overlooking their abuses, lays the blame for one particularly predatory college's high failure rate at the feet of....


Texas public education system needs repairs to get on track

Source: statesman.com Posted By: Cat BEC...1630 days ago

Campus: Not specified

The wheels are falling off the Texas public education system. The current STAAR regime is an extremely expensive system that focuses on state-mandated standardized testing as the sole criteria....


For-profit colleges wrong solution to higher education problem

Source: kansascity.com Posted By: Cat BEC...1630 days ago

Campus: Not specified

This increase is having a disastrous impact on many poor and middle income Americans, and it's disastrous for Mexican-American and other Latino communities. Over time, this trend will destroy....


5 things I wish someone had told me about college

Source: USA Today Posted By: Maxcy JON...1631 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Looking back on my time at college, I have mixed feelings about how I operated as a student. When I was an undergrad, I was absolutely and positively convinced that my choices were the only right....


Federal Gov't Ruins Value of Education

Source: finance.townhal Posted By: Maxcy JON...1631 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Neal McClusky, with Cato, joined the program to talk about the run-away tuition costs, and the declining value of American Higher Education. John also took a look at how the student loan crises....


Michelle Rhee and her ‘Radical’ education reform agenda

Source: scpr.org Posted By: Maxcy JON...1631 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Washington D.C. school district, she closed 25 schools and laid off and fired about 300 teachers, principals and district office workers. The reason? “Students first” — Rhee’s slogan and guiding....


Playing Politics With Student Debt

Source: New York Times Posted By: Erin HER...1632 days ago

Campus: Not specified

THIS summer, more than nine million undergraduates will take out an average of $6,700 each in federal loans to pay for college next year. They will borrow, on average, $24,803 to earn their degrees.....


Cutting College Costs

Source: finance.yahoo.c Posted By: Erin HER...1632 days ago

Campus: Not specified

College costs may be skyrocketing, but there’s plenty of help available to minimize these costs. Students received more than $200 billion dollars in financial aid - and federal loans - last year.....


How Gov’t Student Loans Ruined College Education

Source: thefiscaltimes. Posted By: Erin HER...1632 days ago

Campus: Not specified

President Obama and Congress are squabbling again – this time over the rates charged on federal college loans. Surrounded by students nicely turned out in suits and dresses, looking more....


Free Higher Education

Source: huffingtonpost. Posted By: Erin HER...1632 days ago

Campus: Not specified

5701Get College Alerts: Sign Up Some time ago, I attended a gathering of college and university presidents brought together by The Chronicle of Higher Education. A number of luminaries were....


Student loan costs should not shut the door to higher education

Source: kansascity.com Posted By: Billy TAM...1633 days ago

Campus: Not specified

Congress and the president are jousting once again over the cost of college loans, a perennial dilemma that faces a July 1 deadline to avoid a doubling of federally subsidized interest rates....


Why We Ignore the Biggest Problem in Education

Source: huffingtonpost. Posted By: Billy TAM...1633 days ago

Campus: Not specified

It is an indisputable fact that if children showed up on day one of first grade smarter, better behaved, and with stable mental health, schools would function better. It would be better for these....






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