The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability
Of the nine CBE programs with available data, 1 in 10 undergraduates are younger than 25, fitting with conventional wisdom. CBE institutions also vary in the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of their students.
How Democrats killed Obama’s college savings plan
“It took a public backlash for the president to realize that taxing college savings plans was a bad idea. But withdrawing the proposal is not enough,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Six Reasons The Math On Obama’s College Plan Doesn’t Add Up
The states, which have already slashed funding for colleges and universities as they face budget shortfalls and competing priorities, would have to cut other programs to pay for the cost or to raise taxes.
Obama’s Free Community College Plan Is Bad For Poor Americans
President Obama would be much wiser to use his political capital to spur competition and real cost reduction in higher education rather than subsidizing community college tuition.
University of Texas Looks To Limit Administrative Bloat
When it comes to administrative bloat’s role in tuition and student-debt hyperinflation, the facts appear indisputably clear, and the battle lines equally clearly drawn.
Push-Back on APUSH
Bear in mind that the overwhelming majority of elite private liberal arts colleges today have no course American history requirement.
One More Reason College Is So Expensive
Another factor explaining students’ failure to graduate in four years has nothing to do with their intelligence or motivation, and everything to do with the failure of our colleges and universities to keep up their end of the bargain.
Expert: Most U.S. College Freshmen Read At 7th-Grade Level
Many colleges are not demanding a college level reading experience for incoming freshmen. “Nor are they sending a signal to the nation’s high schools that high school level reading is needed for college readiness.”
New Study Blasts College Tuition ‘Deception’
Given the disastrous consequences, why, then, do colleges and universities continue to spend so much on non-instructional ventures? Mussano and Iosue’s answer is blunt: “Because they can.”
The Biggest Man on Campus
Make no mistake about it, if Jim Harbaugh returns Michigan to gridiron glory he — like Krzyzewski at Duke — will report to no one at the University of Michigan except himself.