Revolution Rising? Update on Texas’ Affordable Baccalaureate Degrees
Given the real progress the Affordable Baccalaureate Degree offers in battling tuition inflation, it is incumbent on the Legislature to incentivize all Texas public universities to replicate these programs for those students most in need of
Texas Legislature Tries to Weaken Board Governance at UT-Austin
The interesting part of the story is that Hall’s investigations, confirmed by both internal and external audits of the admissions process, have been confirmed for their accuracy, despite the disparaging volleys the man has had to absorb.
60 California profs ‘unequivocally’ endorse American flag ban
Richard Pham, a senior majoring in History, told Campus Reform he was appalled to learn that UC Irvine professors supported the actions of the student council. “What troubles me about the flag ban is that it restricts free speech,” Pham said.
Students Are Literally ‘Hiding from Scary Ideas,’ Or Why My Mom’s Nursery School Is Edgier Than College
As their students mature, my mother and her co-workers encourage the children to forego high chairs and upgrade from diapers to “big kid” toilets. If only American college administrators and professors did the same with their students.
The impending surge for the University of Everywhere
Carey doesn’t say that colleges will become a thing of the past, but that the survivors will be those paying far more attention to student learning. One such school he points to is the University of Minnesota-Rochester, which gives its students a no-frills, no-nonsense, affordable education for a medical career.
In The Matter of Sweet Briar College
There is an amazing failure of imagination here—rooted in the institutional liberalism pervasive in higher ed—and a terrific opportunity for an educational entrepreneur.
Debt-fueled bubbles, bubbles, bubbles… first home prices, now higher education and taxi medallions
That there is a student-debt-fueled higher education bubble, not unlike the debt-fueled housing bubble, seems clear from the data and charts presented above.
Mark Cuban: This is just the start of the college implosion
A few years ago, Cuban bought the domain “collegedebt.com,” which publishes a live update of how much college loan debt is held by students. The total is just over $1.3 trillion. This debt ultimately will outweigh most of the potential benefit you’re getting from the college education, Cuban said.
Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official
Free online courses won’t revolutionize education until there is a parallel system of free or low-fee credentials, not controlled by traditional colleges, that leads to jobs. Now technological innovators are working on that, too.
Industrial relations: another academic field captured by ideology
Bruce Kaufman, a professor at Georgia State University, describes in his book The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial Relations how IR [Industrial Relations] devolved into politically correct rigidity.