What does it really cost to attend America’s top schools? Why are more Americans going to Canadian colleges? How is it that one of the media’s favorite experts on student loans doesn’t actually exist? Today’s news has answers!
A new generation of educational vendors now combine canned content with personalized, structured assistance for job placement. We feature seven interesting startups in this area.
New England wrestles with college mergers, which are never popular politically, while Washington, DC does its part to inflate degree demand. And: why are British students cheating 40% more than they did three years ago?
Cynics proclaim “college is dead” and the public’s contempt for higher ed is growing. We review five key causes behind this unfortunate situation.
In another example of the “early college” trend, a Pennsylvania college has launched an innovative program where high school students can complete college credits–or even an Associate’s Degree–prior to graduation.
Lots of news today for the Not Degree nation, plus interesting concerns related to higher ed in the rust belt states. Also: we sound the alert on yet another futurist who tells us everything must change!
-Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar, responding to a critic in the midst of her expletive-laden tweet stream celebrating the death of Barbara Bush.
Big states like California and Florida show success in linking their two-year and four-year public schools, but we also see encouraging employment news for the Not Degree population. Also: is it bad for adjunct faculty to teach introductory courses?
Do schools need to transform themselves radically to prepare students for the unknown jobs of the future? We offer some reassurance to traditional educators.
Do we really face a future of unprecedented, accelerated, exponential change which our education systems can’t handle? Part 2 of our analysis offers historical perspective.