Harvard Admissions Needs ‘Moneyball for Life’ – The New York Times

The university should start filtering for self-importance, and future big donors.

Source: Harvard Admissions Needs ‘Moneyball for Life’ – The New York Times

The Top 100 Private Institutions-1998 SAT Scores – How Did the Ones That Climbed Do That?

SAT Scores 1998 by College I would be very careful about the ones that climbed. What can you do?  If they have old tests online, look at them.  Have they gotten easier?  Did that happen while they dramatically improved their dorms, student … [Continue reading]

The Watchdogs of College Education Rarely Bite – WSJ

Accreditors keep hundreds of colleges with low graduation rates or high loan defaults alive. Source: The Watchdogs of College Education Rarely Bite - WSJ It's worse than graduation rates.  I wrote. The fish stinks from the head.  I know, I … [Continue reading]

Example of How First Graders Are Learning to Think Mathematically

a strategy for first graders learning addition. If you want to remember what 8+5 is, you recall that 8 needs two more to be 10; take those two away from the 5 and give them to the 8, leaving you with 10+3 = 13 Source: Meet the New Common Core - The … [Continue reading]

A Mathematician Sees the Problem; Hopefully He Will See the Cause Too

But don’t get too excited. It’s the same as the old one...My kid has had teachers who liked and understood the math they taught. But not everyone’s so fortunate Source: Meet the New Common Core I added, Prof. Ellenberg, I too am a … [Continue reading]

So Are the Ramifications of Not Getting What You Paid For

The ramifications of defaulting and remaining in debt deliberately are usually real and lasting. Source: Taking On Student Debt, and Refusing to Pay - NYTimes.com I commented. You write that "...the ramifications of defaulting and remaining in … [Continue reading]

“Student Loans and Defaults: The Facts – NYTimes.com” My View: Anyway you Slice it, or Dice it, It’s Too Commonly a Shakedown

"...Graduate students borrow a lot more than undergraduates..." Source: Student Loans and Defaults: The Facts - NYTimes.com I commented. A more descriptive statement than "...borrowing is highest among the minority of college students who go … [Continue reading]

Who Can We Trust to Have Control?

Gov. Walker and leaders in Wisconsin’s Republican-held Legislature are pushing the University of Wisconsin system to give a board largely picked by the governor far more control over firings and even curriculum. Source: Unions Subdued, Scott Walker … [Continue reading]

Evidence That Schools That Educate Graduate Students Who Are in Big Demand

Uber...put up a billboard outside Carnegie Mellon’s computer-sciences building that said: “We are looking for the best software engineers in Pittsburgh.” Graduate students are being approached to work at the company. Source: Carnegie Mellon Reels … [Continue reading]