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What the Nation Needs: A Reauthorization Bill as Visionary as the Original

Muriel Howard | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Muriel Howard

After half-a-century, the Higher Education Act needs a major overhaul based on a fresh assessment of where we are as a nation, not a minor tune-up based on custom and habit. Let me explain.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2014 | College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about...

For Public College Presidents, Fundraising Is Full-Time Job on Top of Their Full-Time Jobs

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jennifer J. Raab

The cultural change that is necessary to make donating the rule, not the exception at public college can be rooted in this perception -- when graduates realize how far their educations have brought them and recognize the value of giving back.

If You Believe in Meritocracy, Fund State Universities

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

If America is going to provide real meritocratic opportunity for intelligent and hard-working young people, it cannot merely focus on Ivy League universities or similar private institutions of higher education.

Putting 'Public' Back in Public Universities

Daniel Little | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Since the 1970s the share of the costs of a public college education funded by the taxpayer has dropped precipitously. Now it is typical for state appropriations to cover only 20 percent or less of the actual cost of education in a public university.