Colleges Resist Federal Effort to Gauge Student Outcomes – WSJ

Source: Colleges Resist Federal Effort to Gauge Student Outcomes – WSJ

Nothing new here to readers of this blog

I wrote,

Of course they don’t want anyone to know.  Want to see the smelly reason why? Just read “A Tale Out of School” (on my blog inside-higher-ed ) to get a realistic sense of how  “outcomes” for “customers” are really determined. Be prepared. It’s not at some fly by night school. It’s at an “elite” one. (The students may be elite.  No so much the education.)

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’ No, Simply Designed to Make Money, Not Educate

Source: Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students - The New York Times I wrote, I taught at a "non-profit" (Why they are called that, I have no idea.) "elite" university. As an insider, here is my advice for readers. I … [Continue reading]

“Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs” (NYT) But Here is Why, and They Shouldn’t

Source: Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs - The New York Times I wrote why, at least in my opinion> The keyword is “SKILLS”, as in “If you worked in Detroit for 10 years, you don’t have the skills to go into health … [Continue reading]

“Why Singapore’s kids are so good at maths” – and the US Isn’t

Source: Why Singapore’s kids are so good at maths Here is a highlighted quote from the article. Mathematics in Singapore is not about knowing everything. It’s about thinking like a mathematician Andreas Schleicher, head of the OECD’s education … [Continue reading]

NYT “Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass”Larger Questions? You Bet!

Source: Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass - The New York Times I wrote: Here is the "..Large Question.." and its Obvious Answer. (Even though I'm a professor, please don't sleep through this.) Larger Question: … [Continue reading]

Excellent WSJ Article on AP

Follow this to the article. Here was my comment. I am a retired math professor who, for years, taught gifted high school students that had completed AP calculus and who went on to attend elite schools.  I have a blog (See below.) where, by … [Continue reading]

Opened Twitter Account @markhighered

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Making America Great Again Isn’t Just About Money and Power – The New York Times

No, it's about education.  Here is my comment. Op-Eds like this are insightful, well thought out, and well argued, but - and it's a gigantic "but", with a gigantically hard solution - what proportion of today's voters will ever hear this argument, … [Continue reading]

Wash. Post Columnist Asks “Is a college degree the new high school diploma?”

Here is the link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/13/is-a-college-degree-the-new-high-school-diploma-heres-why-your-degrees-worth-is-stagnant/?utm_term=.de10fc02531b#comments I wrote, As a former math professor, I can … [Continue reading]