High-stakes testing isn’t the only problem, and it’s time for schools to change their approach. Source: How Common Core Can Help in the Battle of Skills vs. Knowledge – The New York Times My view: This cannot be stated enough: The reason K-12 is so bad is because college is so bad. I know this. […]
Archives for August 2015
“How Common Core Can Help in the Battle of Skills vs. Knowledge – The New York Times” Sure, But Who Can Teach It?
Only 35 of 100 studies that the Reproducibility Project looked at held up fully to scrutiny. But some questioned the process of replication itself. Source: Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says – The New York Times I guess I should have read beyond the headline and first page before publishing this […]
Shortening the nightmarish federal financial aid form for college loan applicants will allow lower-income students greater access to higher education. Source: Time to Fix the Fafsa – The New York Times I wrote, “Colleges won’t easily give up the data they get from Fafsa. That data is too valuable for pricing, manipulating admission rates, and […]
Source: The Washington Monthly I hope this analyst reads my comment and looks into the real problems. Here is what I wrote. The author doesn’t seem to recognize that the problem is not when you get a college degree. It’s that so few college degrees actually come with a college education. Whatever you may think […]
Americans are rapidly enrolling in programs to relieve student debt, a development the Obama administration credited for a decline in borrower defaults but also raises the risk of leaving taxpayers to cover a large share of loans. Source: Enrollment in Student-Debt Relief Plans Surges – WSJ I commented. When is everyone going to get it? […]
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Op-Ed in NY Times: “Stop Universities From Hoarding Money” My Take: Good suggestion, but by itself, it won’t change the fundamental problem.
They pay lavish fees to manage their wealth, while tuition keeps rising. Source: Stop Universities From Hoarding Money – The New York Times My take: (Also, click on the Tag Endowments for more on this topic.) Good suggestion, but by itself, it won’t change the fundamental problem. The problem is not just money. After all, […]
Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries (It’s Just Another Symptom of the Real Problem – Corrupted Values in Higher Ed)
Graduate students represent just 14% of students in higher education but account for about 40% of the $1.19 trillion in student debt. Many seek government-loan forgiveness. Source: Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries – WSJ Here is my comment “..’What we’re doing is randomly subsidizing lots of people without careful thought,’ says Sandy Baum…” Wrong. […]