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Category Archives: tuition

Working One’s Way through College while Earning Minimum Wage

The following map was included in an article by Libby Nelson, published by Vox. The map originally appeared in an article by Sandhya Kambhampati and Meredith Myers in the Chronicle … Continue reading

August 29, 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

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

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Postscript to the New Revolving Door

Several months ago, I did a post to this blog on the controversy surrounding the announcement that Geoff Chatas, the CFO of Ohio State University, would be resigning from that … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments
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