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Category Archives: legislation

Many HBCUs Are Struggling and Ten States Are Exacerbating the Problems by Failing to Meet Historic Commitments

A new report from the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities is titled Land-Grant but Unequal. Focusing on the funding for the HBCUs covered under the Second Morrill Act of … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Oppose Cuts to International Education and Foreign Language Programs

Today I received multiple email alerts from disciplinary associations participating in the National Humanities Alliance.   The issue is threatened cuts to international education programs, specifically Title VI and Fulbright-Hays. The … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The High Cost of Not Educating Our Very Large Prison Population

When state governments began cutting state support for public higher education, one of the first casualties was the federal and state funding for providing college educations to prisoners.  It was … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Western Governors University, the “Competency” Model, and the Next Wave of Higher-Ed “Innovation”

Between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. this morning, the Discovery Channel aired the following three 30-minute infomercials:Sexy in Three Weeks!; The Graduate: Learn about Innovative Grad and Undergrad Degrees; and … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Now That We Have Transformed Our Institutions to Compete with the University of Phoenix, It’s on Life Support

In late March, I wrote a post titled “The Meaning of the Failure of the Online For-Profit Universities” It was a response to CNN’s hour-by-hour graphing of a dramatic one-day … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

Why Support a University When You Can Subsidize Billionaires?

Wisconsin state senators struck a bipartisan deal yesterday and approved $250 million in public subsidies for a new arena for the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks.  The bill will now … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clintons’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Bernie Sanders’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Martin O’Malley’s Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Campaign Proposals for Higher Education from Martin O’Malley

The following is taken from the website of Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign. O’Malley is the first candidate to provide extensive proposals for higher education. _________________________ Governor O’Malley Believes Higher Education … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 1 Comment
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