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September 30th, 2012 - 7:44 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Political Correctness

from Huffington Post by Daniel Arrigg Koh Growing up as a person of Korean and Lebanese descent, I was proud of my heritage and enjoyed discussing it with my peers. While few had ever met anyone with such an ethnic background before, people were always eager to learn more. I always felt that it was [...]

May 5th, 2012 - 12:51 am § in Schools & Colleges

Bribes Needed to Get College Education

Photo: Reuters Students of the University of Ibadan check their graduation gowns at their campus in Ibadan, south west Nigeria (2006 file photo). In Nigeria, about a million students pass the college-entrance qualifying exam every year, but most never attend a college class.  Nigerian universities [...]

November 14th, 2011 - 8:51 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science

What If This Is The Future?

Excerpts from post by Jon Evans on Tech Crunch. There is something odd going on. While millions of long-term unemployed fight desperately to tread water, technology’s handmaidens — software engineers — are minting money like bailed-out bankers. The New York Times chimes in: “technology is qu[...]

November 14th, 2011 - 9:48 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Accreditation of Online “Universities” a hot potato

  Based on a  a truly frightening article The Chronicle of Higher Education WGU may want to worry about its accreditation. Congress has gotten involved in accrediting online colleges.  The motivation in Congress is that “for-profit” companies  rake in federal financial aid withou[...]

October 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am § in Schools & Colleges

US Passes Mexico in Making University Education a Privilige of the Wealthy

From Seattle Education via Amy Hagopian: Noam Chomsky on Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities A partial transcript from Noam Chomsky’s talk, taken from AlterNet: A couple of months ago, I went to Mexico to give talks at the National University in Mexico, UNAM. It’s q[...]

October 12th, 2011 - 2:33 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Can the US supply learning to India?

INDIA: Higher education summit with US reveals gaps Alya Mishra The first India-US higher education summit, between India’s Human Resources Minister Kapil Sibal and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week, was aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two countries. It provide[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 5:48 pm § in Schools & Colleges

NYU Finding The Best and The Brightest .. Irrespective of $$$$$$

Finding talented disadvantaged youth from around the world can be a hard feat to accomplish for New York University, and other elite institutions, largely because of the situation most disadvantaged youth find themselves in. If you are living in a tent in Haiti, or in post-genocide Rwanda, you are t[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 12:14 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Is Higher Education a “Bubble?”

from The Center for College Affordability and Productivity on April 6th, 2011, by Richard Vedder Higher education is in a bubble situation—its price has risen sharply, fueled by cheap federal loan and grant money (sound familiar?) while the return on the investment has fallen. More and more colleg[...]

April 18th, 2011 - 7:41 am § in Schools & Colleges

Overinvesting in Higher Education

Higher education is the only big business I know where success is gauged not by the number of customers served, but the number who are turned away. Richard Vedder directs the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and teaches economics at Ohio University. letter to NY Times The sharp rise[...]

April 18th, 2011 - 3:20 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are All Kids Equal?

Do private schools have the right to choose the kids that they want to serve? This issue is very important in countries like India where getting into the “right” private school may be critical to a child’s future. The lessons for debt plagued Americs should be obvious: from The Hin[...]