Indoctrination Triumphant: Social justice this year’s hot topic for summer reading assignments
Students at Wesleyan University, for instance, will read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, which argues that strict sentencing laws for drug crimes intentionally targeted black men.
“School Grades Enter the ‘Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy’ World”
if we are continually propping up those who fail, are we putting not only them, but all students at risk of a poorer quality education by training them that excellence is not necessary?
Price Tag Not Included: How hiding college costs harms Texas students
This is an oversight with real consequences. State law requires that all students be encouraged to pursue a costly education and given the tools to pay for it on debt, but it does not require that students are informed of the costs of such a choice.
Imagining a New Future for the Small Liberal Arts College
Reflecting on where the country and the college community find themselves, it seems to me that a truly visionary small college could aggressively control costs by developing an academic niche that would be highly attractive to students, provide a benefit to society as a whole, and help to ensure the future of the college itself.
A Million-Dollar Idea for the #MillionStudentMarch
Interestingly enough, 5% of each of the salaries of the top 200 earners at Texas State, or the top 6% of employees, amounts to $1,430,083, more than enough to ensure that all campus workers can earn a living wage. Call me what you may, but the solution seems simple.
Student Debt Crisis: The Recession Started It; Colleges Sustain It; And Politicians Make It Worse
Before 2008, student loan debt wasn’t considered a crisis worthy of national attention. What happened?
States Can Learn from Texas’s Response to Tuition Hyperinflation
The federal government has not taken appropriate measures to solve this issue. Texas has responded by developing accessible and affordable degree programs at the state level in order to enable students of low socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue a college degree.
Rich Schools, Poor Students: Tapping Large University Endowments to Improve Student Outcomes
Access without success is not opportunity. And welfare to the wealthy through hidden subsidies is not good policy.
Such a Waste of Time and Money on Campus
I’d like to see more video of students like those who were trying to study in that Dartmouth library. They seem to know what they need to do today, in order to meet their responsibilities tomorrow.
Not Quite a “Catastrophe”
As a sitting, non-profit college president who has lived with the realities of both public and private higher education for more than two decades, I don’t share the belief that the sky is falling.