How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College – NYTimes.com. Good points with a good graph. For why colleges do this, look here. For how colleges manipulate the “rack rate” to show how much “more” financial aid they give, see this post . (I just updated this post to add the comment I made. Sorry about the difficult-to-understand writing; I’m on vacation.) […]
Archives for July 2014
A few days ago I posted a comment on a Times Magazine article about teaching math (by Elizabeth Green). Today, Joe Nocera published an op-ed on Ms. Green’s forthcoming book that the magazine’s article was excerpted from. Teaching Teaching – NYTimes.com. To readers of this blog, there is nothing new in my commen, which is […]
This is an excellent article. (Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – NYTimes.com.) Most articles that I read about school reform don’t address the fact that our higher education system must be reformed first. (I have explained my view in the category “University Education Dumbs Down High School”.) To read the part of the article that addresses the […]
(I subscribe, so I don’t know if this link will work if you don’t subscribe.) Ivy League Schools Are Overrated. Send Your Kids Elsewhere. | New Republic. The point that the author makes about who attends elite schools is important, not just to education, but to all of society. Here is what he writes – followed […]
This is my 2nd post on this article How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint – NYTimes.com. I hope people will see this phenomenom for what it is. Here is more of my view. It took decades for colleges to get here. The school’s actions in this case is especially egregious, but this is […]
How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint – NYTimes.com. I did comment: I am a former math professor. I taught at Washington University in St. Louis, and at a regional state school. At both places, I have seen outrageous behavior with respect to both research and education. I have concluded that there are […]
“…research misconduct is far from rare…”; Consequences Are. So, Do You Believe Them When They Say Their Students Are Getting A First Class Education?
Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters – NYTimes.com.
(These thoughts have to be brief because (a) I’m here again, and, (b) the Hex hatch is on! ) Speaking of fly fishing, my next post will be about the connection between fly fishing and the fact that you can’t count on professors to change the system. Now for the thoughts. First, a not very deep […]