The DREAM Act, reintroduced in Congress this week, would give talented young immigrants a clear path to citizenship. For many, every day that we don't pass this legislation is a day marked with uncertainty.
The cost of college is a complicated problem that demands real solutions, not misplaced blame. We can start by looking at policies to support and keep costs down at our public universities, colleges, and community colleges.
Across the country, high school seniors are compiling pro/con lists to resolve the first big decision of their lives. Few of these dilemmas will come down to a choice between Harvard and community college. They should.
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower is chock-full of bonehead tales from the classroom. Some are amusing, but after a while they leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. Should a teacher be this condescending?
Imagine a "primitive" culture which prepares its shamans to explore its ancient mysteries and understand its current problems, but then puts them to work minding its young -- and there you have a reasonably fair description of the current state of graduate education in America
The availability of high-quality postsecondary education is significant beyond the personal benefit of a college degree: the problem-solving capacity of a modern college or university and its graduates is enormous.
Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we will suffer as more and more people are left behind the learning curve, and left behind the mainstream of world economic development.
Bill Gates has been calling for a targeted investment in the sciences and engineering. Steve Jobs recently emphasized the arts and humanities as essential to the success of his company. So is education a PC or Mac?