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Category Archives: tuition

Mitch Daniels, “Re-Inventor” of American Higher Education

On August 10, the Chicago Tribune has published an editorial titled “How Purdue Is Re-Inventing the American University.” No author is identified. The article title is both misleading and hyperbolic. It … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The College Affordability Crisis: Real Solutions or Lip Service

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [] _______________ The staggering level of college loan debt in our country finally seems to be getting … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Limits on Financial Aid Tied to Tuition in North Carolina

The Far-Right in North Carolina has received much national attention for passing blatantly anti-progressive legislation–most notably, more restrictive voting laws and dramatic reductions in funding for social safety-net programs. But, … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Higher Ed Needs More Cash, Not More Catchwords

By Susan Gubernat The following op-ed piece appeared in the July 25 issue of the Sacramento Bee.  Susan Gubernat, is Professor of English at California State University, East Bay, and … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why you should sign a petition calling for the Department of Labor to investigate contingent faculty working conditions

Guest Blogger Seth Kahn is a faculty member (composition and rhetoric; critical pedagogy; qualitative research methods) at West Chester University of PA. He’s a peace activist and serves in several positions for … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 18 Comments

The Looming Crisis in Higher Education

The “real problem” behind the exploitation of adjunct faculty is quite obvious: universities have continued to produce a reasonable number of Ph.D.’s but no longer are willing to hire a … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 8 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

“Help Me. I’m Poor.”: Don’t Worry, Grandma Got Run Over by Your Tuition Payment

Seeing the Department of Education’s Tweet of “Help Me. I’m Poor” with a picture of Kristen Wiig’s character in Bridesmaids memorably shnookered at first made me think yes, she is … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Administrative Bloat as It Is Reflected in Presidential Compensation: 2013 Ohio Edition

Although the increases in the compensation by college and university presidents represent a negligible percentage of their institutions’ budgets, they do very clearly set a baseline for the compensation received … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Eric Holder’s Commencement Address at Morgan State University: A Commentary on Race in America

The following is the text of remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Morgan State University commencement ceremony in Baltimore on Saturday, May 17, 2014. … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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