Real victims Obama’s war against for-profit colleges: students and taxpayers
Until recently Corinthian Colleges Inc. was one of the largest providers of postsecondary education in the country. As recently as 2010 it enrolled around 112,000 students; even after a relentless campaign by politicians to dismantle proprietary education institutions, it enrolled 72,000 students across the country.
Petition Formed Against Academic Boycott of Israel
We, the undersigned academics, (faculty, full time and part time, academic staff including librarians, researchers, post doctorates,technicians and technologists, administrators, and trustees) vigorously support free speech and free debate but we oppose faculty or student boycotts of Israel’s academic institutions, scholars and students.
Student Shocker: “Free Speech and Debate Not Allowed on Today’s Campuses”
The moment finally came: my professor mocked one of my core beliefs right there in class. As a freshman (er, excuse me, “first-year student”—”freshman” is sexist), I was nervous.
NAS Open Letter to Texas Board of Education on College Board’s New History Framework
We, the signatories of this rejoinder, have been among the leading critics of the redesigned Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) standards issued by the College Board in October 2012.
Heritage Foundation to hold conference on college accreditation reform
The average college student leaves school with more than $26,000 in debt, and total student loan debt in the United States now exceeds $1 trillion.
What Wellesley learned when it stopped giving out so many A’s
Wellesley College used to be one of the worst offenders. In 2000, the average course grade awarded was a 3.55, an A-minus. Then, in 2003, Wellesley decided enough was enough.
Grade inflation and what it says about our culture
With each passing semester more students demand—yes, demand—not just a passing grade but an ‘A’—students are beginning to think they deserve the grade they want not the grade they have earned.
Recent grad: “My bachelor’s degree means nothing”
My shiny bachelor’s degree holds a secret: graduating from college isn’t impressive. It’s embarrassingly easy.
Slimming the College-Tuition Beast
The cost of American higher education is reaching dizzying heights. Average tuition for attending a private, nonprofit four-year college or university in 2013 was $40,917 per year, while a public four-year college cost $18,391 yearly – figures representing a five-year increase of 14 percent and 20 percent, respectively.
A New Blueprint for Higher Ed Governance
A diverse group of national leaders is issuing today a blueprint for higher education governance.