Most regard their college years as their most formative, crediting library study sessions, awkward social events and end-of-the-year parties for the person they are today. For many, you just can't put a price tag on growing up.
Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.
"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.
The announcement that the University of North Carolina system is cutting 46 degree programs comes as no real surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to higher education. Higher education has had its heyday, and is now in the midst of a long, slow decline.
Thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable, to enter into the deep waters of your being for the sake of illuminating yourself and, in turn, our team. Thank you for wading through challenging but important conversations on race relations, restorative justice and institutionalized inequality.
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal.
I am writing this piece to fully investigate for myself, whether Higher Education is a Ponzi scheme. For the past year now, after leaving the system, I have had a growing suspicion that it is.
Stories will focus on students' heavy debt burdens and poor job prospects, and call the investment in higher education a failure. Young grads do face difficult challenges, but the problem is not that their "investment" doesn't pay off.
Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.
Eighteen months away from the 2016 election, our national workforce and higher education policy arena already includes the campaign trail nearly as much as it does our nation's capital.
As the movement to advance Palestinian human rights gains traction, a counter-effort is underway to silence the voices of Palestine human rights activists. At the heart of the opposition is the disingenuous claim that those advocating for BDS are motivated not by a real concern for Palestinians rights, but by a hatred of Jewish people.
While these are certainly important considerations, their dominant place in the discussion of higher education is far out of proportion to the values and priorities of today's young people.
Overshadowing this admirable cultural exchange between two global powers are the desperate lengths Chinese students go to ensure a prized spot at an American university.
Perhaps the time has come to develop metrics that matter. Are we assessing whether a college or university is a "going concern," measuring workforce development, or looking for productive citizens who can adapt their communities, however they define them, to the global economy?
There's a promise we make to the next generation: Graduate from college and you can get ahead. Yet, as we make this promise, public higher education institutions nationwide are facing a troubling trend of disinvestment. Students deserve better, and now is the time to act.
It may seem crazy to seed an idea that is intended to put you out of business, yet that's exactly what Dayton's department stores did back in 1960 with Target. And, the more that I think about it, that's exactly what every school in America should be doing right now.