Colleges’ New Aid Target: the Middle Class – WSJ. Here was my comment. “Most private universities have only raised their published tuition. For over a decade, their net tuition has remained fairly constant. Basically, they give a discount by calling it “financial aid”. (I think economists call it discriminatory pricing, a way to maximize revenue and profit.) […]
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Colleges’ New Aid Target Sometimes is Just a Way to Make More “Profit”, Especially at Private Schools.
The Gift of Education – NYTimes.com. This is a nice column. I liked it, but felt that it was important to add the following comment. “But make sure – after you have toasted all of those wonderful people devoted to helping with education – that you throw your drink in the face of all of […]
I recommend this. Your Waitress, Your Professor – NYTimes.com. In addition to being a good essay, this op-ed, when combined with some outside facts, makes another point. “By looking at one of the English Comp courses that Ms. Brandon teaches one can get a scary glimpse into today’s college scene – a scene where too many […]
Harvard President Faust on federal college ratings, campus sexual assault and more – The Washington Post. I commented. “I have read Pres. Faust’s speech. I read it as a former professor, (I taught at Wash. U. in St. Louis.) As it is, it is highly misleading – probably due to a lack of Pres. Faust’s […]
A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates – NYTimes.com. “I pointed out the factor with this comment. Why isn’t anyone addressing the “elephant in the room”? Surely, its recognition by potential law students and their parents has an effect on attendance. And what is the elephant? Scott Turow has called legal education an “unscrupulous […]
Are You a College With a “Low-Performing” or “At-Risk” Teacher Preparation Program? Want a Grant For Programs with “High-Quality Teacher” Programs? No Problem.
I’m reading about the new proposed Federal Teacher Preparation Rules. (They look ok to me, so far.) In any case, I came across this. It is reminiscent of the program I wrote about here. (See Note below.) “…a teacher preparation program must provide high-quality teacher preparation in order to be eligible to award TEACH Grants. […]
Here is a link to the paper. (I will make my point after quoting from the paper.) JEP (28,3) p. 205 – The Research Productivity of New PhDs in Economics: The Surprisingly High Non-success of the Successful. Here is an important conclusion quoted from the paper. “…At the majority of the departments ranked in the top […]