A topic to be discussed….a “new common application” is in the works.
Students who are taking a path less traveled….
Another look at student debt – this example illustrates one student who did not understand the loan nor the interest rate and is now paying $756 a month.
The importance of international money for American education.
The author argues that tuition increases have not resulted from cuts in public spending, but rather that the increase in costs have resulted from a significant increase in administrative positions as well as large salary increases for “high-ranking university administrators”. Unfortunately absent is a discussion on the obsessive improvement of facilities, some of which are needed and others less so.
A review of the book “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis”
An informative piece explaining campaigns and illustrating their effectiveness. The article points out that “Capital campaigns can also have hidden costs, since the new facilities they pay for are often expensive to operate.” Much of the money raised for “education” is for facilities upgrades that have little to do with enhancing education. I wonder how we teach grit and resilience when campuses are perfect? What adversity do such kids face?