Posts Tagged ‘online education’

December 8th, 2016 - 12:41 pm § in Misc.

A WGU Graduate Accuses Washington State’s Online College of Fraud

This is a comment on THE Ave post : “For-Profit College Chain Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs; WGU “Non Profit” Washington State School Does Not Disclose These Numbers”  FRAUD:   WGU curriculum is sourced from resources like, Codecademy, and other for-profit busine[...]

March 7th, 2015 - 1:01 am § in The Ave Scene

How to make a LOT of money, TAX FREE!

The NY Times has a disturbing article on a scam being run by “non profit” universities.    The scam is pretty simple and has three parts. 1. Non profits escape scrutiny.   The federal government has focused on false promises that for profit schools make to train a student to get a[...]

February 13th, 2015 - 1:58 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Reuven Carlyle: A Thought Filled Analysis of Education in WASTATE

Rethinking Public School Funding: Back To A New Future. The Washington State Constitution crafted in 1889 includes these mighty words in Article IV, section 1:  “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without [...]

December 11th, 2014 - 10:04 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Is A University Education Basic?

UW Prof: It is interesting to speculate about whether higher education could be considered a subset of Washington state government’s “paramount duty… (WASTATE’s constitution requires) the state “to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within [...]

April 10th, 2014 - 9:53 am § in Misc.

What $10,000 Can Buy In A College Degree

Historically, academic degrees were created to recognize expertise in religion, law, and government.  The terms “Rabbi” and “Doctor” were both pathways to careers dependent on book learning.  Similar titles recognized elite expertise in Confucian, Islamic  and Buddhist cou[...]

March 6th, 2014 - 4:45 am § in Misc.

For-Profit College Chain Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs; WGU “Non Profit” Washington State School Does Not Disclose These Numbers

Why does Western Governors University NOT have to disclose  its profits or job rates? I do not understand the obsession with the words “non profit.”  Huff Post reports that  Corinthian Colleges Inc., has been inflating the numbers on how many of its grads get jobs.  Meanwhile, West[...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 3:26 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are MOOCs a failure?

Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya In a magazine profile, Sebastian Thrun says MOOCs are a “lousy product” to use for educating under prepared college students. My own suspicion is that MOOCs, like textbooks or any other toll, work best with students who are able to study on their own. The da[...]

November 20th, 2013 - 1:21 am § in China, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Gary Locke Resigns

Washington State’s Former Governor, The US ambassador to China, resigns The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, whose term began in August 2011, said on Wednesday he will step down from his role early next year for personal reasons. He was the first Chinese-American to take the role. Mr. Lo[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 2:39 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Gates Foundations Spends 5 billion on redesign of higher education

The low-cost, self-paced education lacks courses and traditional professors. Instead, students progress by showing mastery of 120 “competencies,” such as “can use logic, reasoning, and analysis to address a business problem.”[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 12:26 pm § in Schools & Colleges

AVE CHALLENGE: What is the best major?

Last year,  The AVE reposted a statement by a State Senator and UW Professor arguing we need to push more slots for computational and engineering education.   SURPRISE … here is some data .. can you rank the following majors by the % unemployment? (data from Wall Street Journal!) (CLICKME f[...]