I think this is a good piece. Note that she does realize that for-profits are not the only problem schools. A Strike Against Student Debt – NYTimes.com.
Archives for February 2015
Rip Van Skillsgap – NYTimes.com. “Please, Prof. Krugman, you are too important a voice not to pay attention to data that screams that there is a gigantic gap between what you think is an education, and what “customers” (once quaintly known as “students”) are actually getting – even in many so-called “elite” schools. There is […]
Rip Van Skillsgap – NYTimes.com. Is Prof. Krugman asleep to reality? See my post on his opinion.
Knowledge Isn’t Power – NYTimes.com. Unfortunately, Prof. Krugman writes that there isn’t that much of an education problem. Here is what I wrote. (Please ignore the terrible writing. I was in a big hurry and made too many changes, too fast. Embarrassing.) “I highly regard Prof. Krugman’s analysis of FACTS. So it is disturbing when […]
Even With Debt, College Still Pays Off – The Atlantic. I believe that the story is much more subtle. Here is what I wrote. “There is a more nuanced view of the fact that “college grads out earn high school grads” than just “college is worth it”. Here is the short version. It is based […]
I highly recommend reading this. College, Poetry and Purpose – NYTimes.com. Though I made a comment, it is so similar to others, that, for regular readers, I just recommend the NY Times piece. Here is my comment. Prof. Hall is correct about students as “customers”; though the problem is not with them. It is with […]
Colleges’ Use of Adjunct Instructors Comes Under Pressure – WSJ. I commented. “What matters is not whether a university uses adjuncts; what matters is how a university sees its students and what goals the administrators have for themselves. If the university sees students as naïve consumers; and the administrators’ goals are self-aggrandizement (from rankings and money), then the university will fit David Riesman’s description, […]