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Proposed Federal Scorecard for Higher Education Misses the Mark

Thomas J. Botzman | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Thomas J. Botzman

Colleges and universities that prepare a diverse array of students for life, responsible citizenship and successful careers may, as a result, be ranked as "third tier" institutions.

College Scorecards and the Liberal Arts

Thomas A. Kazee | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Thomas A. Kazee

President Obama is right to emphasize greater access to college for historically underserved populations, but this is not the way to achieve that goal.

College Graduates Building Meaningful Lives: Don't Measure Success by Your Paycheck

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cynthia Huggins

A college education should also impress on students the importance -- the absolute necessity -- of a meaningful life in which they get to define success for themselves. Learn to play the clarinet. Read a Brontë novel. Coach a basketball team. Or just spend an hour walking a dog.

Rebuilding Higher Education: Playing to Win

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.08.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The underlying tragedy will be that national policymakers and the higher education community will likely be caught up in an acrimonious debate that will only lead ultimately to a standoff. But the rhetoric masks far deeper problems that American higher education must address soon.

President Obama's Contributions to Financial Literacy

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

April is Financial Literacy Month! What steps will you take to get financially fit?

Why Obama's College Scorecard Falls Short

Dr. Laura Perna | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Dr. Laura Perna

The College Scorecard -- a recent White House effort to help Americans find the best value for their education dollars -- doesn't do enough to help the disturbing number of people for whom college continues to be unattainable.

The Department of Education's College Scorecard

Tim_Hall | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Tim_Hall

Although it provides college-bound students with some useful information, it misleads them about institutional performance by focusing on the six-year graduation rate to "score" colleges and universities. Use of the six-year rate is misleading for two primary reasons.

College Education Cost: The Risks Ahead

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The Department of Education raises legitimate concerns about sticker price. The American public needs to be better educated about what this means for them. Higher education leadership must be prepared to address consumer concerns.

New Tool Eases College Process

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.02.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

With the College Scorecard, students have a service that wouldn't be provided elsewhere. Even if students research colleges on their own, they are more likely to find information that is skewed, biased or disorganized.

A Scorecard Is No Way to Pick a College

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Nowhere in the recently released White House "college scorecard" can I find a section about a school's worth in inspiring careers in public service, working for social justice, living simply, not exalting money as the only benchmark worth talking about. Instead, it equates excellence with salaries.

The Value Beyond the College Scorecard

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Is education principally about the best deal out there? Is it really a transaction that can be reduced to metrics whose applicability and level of appropriateness varies widely within a diverse higher education system?

Obama's College Scorecard: 'Get the Most Bang for Your Educational Buck'

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

Making a list of colleges is one of the indicators for successfully enrolling in a university after high school. The online scorecard will help prospective students assess the cost and value of attending individual colleges and universities.

Obama, Rubio Offer Similar Prescriptions For College Aid Changes

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama challenged Congress in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night to reform how college financial aid is distributed, and onc...

Obama And Romney: Wrong On Student Loan Interest Rates

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. It is written by Matthew M. Chingos, governance studies fellow at the Brown Center on Ed...

Count Colleges Like Calories

Sheila Simon | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

Our food has nutritional labels noting calories, fat, and sodium content that help us make informed decisions. Parents and prospective students could use similar help when it comes to making decisions about college.