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Category Archives: legislation

The Cost of For-Profit Education

Writing in The New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson observes: In the years before the mortgage crisis, financial regulators often looked the other way as banks and other lenders pursued reckless activities that cost … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Too Big–and Too Awful–to Fail

The Department of Education and Corinthian Colleges have been engaged in extended negotiations over how the for-profit corporation will either shut down or scale down its various entities, including the … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

So Everything That We Have Read and Heard Is Wrong?

Writing for the New York Times (June 24, 2014), in a column titled “The Reality of Student Debt Is Different than the Cliches,” David Leonhardt reviews a recent study released … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reinvesting in Higher Ed: A Lesson from Four States

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [] _______________   Jeff Kolnick CFHE Guest Columnist   The dramatic increase in college tuition and … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Collateral Damage: The Problem With Proposed Institutional Performance Standards for Federal Financial Aid

It is easy to teach good students. The “star teachers” at Harvard or Stanford can assume a certain knowledge base as starting points in their classes and can set expectations … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money Matters

This post was written by Jeff Bryant for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist Movement. The group’s … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

CFHE 7th National Gathering Focuses on Affordable, Quality Higher Education for All

On May 16-18, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 7th National Gathering drew nearly 100 faculty, student and organizational leaders to the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, where … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ironic Juxtapositions

In this morning’s e-mail, I found the following two items, one right after the other: first, from University Business, their daily newsletter with this header, “Four Shot at Seattle Pacific … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

No Metaphor Here: The WalMartization of Public Education

Although the more overtly political spending of the Koch brothers has received much more attention, the Walton Family Foundation has, not surprisingly, been one of the major supporters of right-wing … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

John McNay, President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP, Addresses a Proposal to Limit Vendors on “Alternative” Retirement Plans to the State Teachers Retirement System

I am posting the following letter to this blog for three reasons: (1) it illustrates the types of complex and specialized issues that state conference leaders are frequently asked to … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

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