Cheating and “Retention”

This story ran in the NY Times: As Computer Coding Classes Swell So Does Cheating . I began to wonder if a general concern for actual "education" - at least in courses where major corporations would care - was making an appearance again. I … [Continue reading]

Colleges Resist Federal Effort to Gauge Student Outcomes – WSJ

Source: Colleges Resist Federal Effort to Gauge Student Outcomes - WSJ Nothing new here to readers of this blog I wrote, Of course they don't want anyone to know.  Want to see the smelly reason why? Just read "A Tale Out of School" (on my … [Continue reading]

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’ No, Simply Designed to Make Money, Not Educate

Source: Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students - The New York Times I wrote, I taught at a "non-profit" (Why they are called that, I have no idea.) "elite" university. As an insider, here is my advice for readers. I … [Continue reading]

“Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs” (NYT) But Here is Why, and They Shouldn’t

Source: Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs - The New York Times I wrote why, at least in my opinion> The keyword is “SKILLS”, as in “If you worked in Detroit for 10 years, you don’t have the skills to go into health … [Continue reading]

“Why Singapore’s kids are so good at maths” – and the US Isn’t

Source: Why Singapore’s kids are so good at maths Here is a highlighted quote from the article. Mathematics in Singapore is not about knowing everything. It’s about thinking like a mathematician Andreas Schleicher, head of the OECD’s education … [Continue reading]

NYT “Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass”Larger Questions? You Bet!

Source: Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass - The New York Times I wrote: Here is the "..Large Question.." and its Obvious Answer. (Even though I'm a professor, please don't sleep through this.) Larger Question: … [Continue reading]

Excellent WSJ Article on AP

Follow this to the article. Here was my comment. I am a retired math professor who, for years, taught gifted high school students that had completed AP calculus and who went on to attend elite schools.  I have a blog (See below.) where, by … [Continue reading]

Opened Twitter Account @markhighered

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Making America Great Again Isn’t Just About Money and Power – The New York Times

No, it's about education.  Here is my comment. Op-Eds like this are insightful, well thought out, and well argued, but - and it's a gigantic "but", with a gigantically hard solution - what proportion of today's voters will ever hear this argument, … [Continue reading]