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What's Really Wrong With Higher Education and How to Fix It

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Lesson Plan, William Bowen and Michael McPherson provide a concise, compelling, and, at times, courageous analysis of the ways in which institutions of higher education are failing to provide equal opportunity and lay out an ambitious reform agenda.

Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.26.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.

Cause and Effect: The High Cost of High School Dropouts

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

While high school dropout percentages in the U.S. are much lower today than they were a few decades ago, there is still a lot of room for improvement. How does every student who does not earn a high school diploma hurt society as a whole?

Male African-American Unemployment Is Over 50 Percent Among Dropouts | Posted 03.30.2013 | Black Voices

More than half of male African-American high school dropouts are unemployed, according to a new online analysis of unemployment data by Remapping Deba...

Anthonia Akitunde

Thinking About Going Back To School? Read This First | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Geraldine Johnson, 64, is unemployed after paying $60,000 for a master's degree. She lives on $1,034 in Social Security and in December will begin paying $400 of that toward her student loans.

The Global Search for Education: Student Well Being

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given the intense competition to be accepted, is Cambridge, a world-renowned academic institution, seeing an increase in student anxiety and stress?

In The Public Interest : Decreasing Dropouts, Three Quick Solutions for Community Colleges

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rich Williams

Earlier this year, President Obama called on colleges to return America to the world leader in graduate rates, an increase from our current position a...

Droppin' Out: The Real American Crisis

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

For too many years Americans have fought against things: communism, drugs, poverty. Isn't it time to fight for something?