A Sad Example, One of Many

After freshman year, grants and scholarships may disappear for any number of reasons — some justified, some not. Source: Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid – The New York Times I commented. This young lady sounds depressingly like another example of what our corrupted system of higher education has been doing to young people – and […]

Why Else Would He Call It a “University”?

…hundreds of pages of legal documents, as well as interviews with former students and instructors, suggest the surveys themselves were a central component of a business model that, according to lawsuits and investigators, deceived consumers,,, Source: At Trump University, Students Recall Pressure to Give Positive Reviews. Here is my take. I’m a former math professor. […]

 “Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food” They Pay For More Than Education, Too!

Universities are embracing lucrative deals with dining contractors to help pay for campus improvements, but critics say students often pay for them in the rising costs of meal plans. Source: Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food – The New York Times I wrote. I’m a former professor. This is […]

Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food (Front Page of Today’s NY Times)

Universities are embracing lucrative deals with dining contractors to help pay for campus improvements, but critics say students often pay for them in the rising costs of meal plans. Source: Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food I will comment more, but for now, here is a quote. “…Some people […]

Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities (NY Times)  I Say,  It’s Not Going to Stop Until It’s Stopped

Education officials said the decline in scores was unexpected, but could be related to changes ushered in by the Common Core standards. Source: Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities – The New York Times I commented as follows. The major reason for poor math performance is clear to me. It’s due to unscrupulous […]

Outraged By For-Profits? What About the Rest?

The industry has been excoriated for preying on the poor, veterans and minorities, charging exorbitant fees for degrees that mostly don’t deliver promised jobs and skills. Source: For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds – The New York Times I tried to point out the rest with this comment. The government’s problem is […]

How Some Colleges Teach Students About Finance – and Latin, to Boot

It is important for students to clearly understand the terms of any account they are offered, and to make sure they’re using it in a way that minimizes fees… Source: For College Students, Choosing a Bank Account Can Be a Minefield – The New York Times Also quoted from the article, “…Many schools contract with […]

Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says – The New York Times

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 […]

Gap Widening as Top Workers Reap the Raises – The New York Times (It’s NOT the lack of degrees – It IS the lack of education.)

For most American workers, including many college graduates, the economic recovery has not meant significantly higher wages, research shows. Source: Gap Widening as Top Workers Reap the Raises – The New York Times I explained. “The cause of this phenomenon is staring us in the face. It is our beliefs that a college education is […]