One Student’s Heartbreaking Letter Sums Up What’s Wrong With America’s Colleges – Mic

AND a great article about how the problems that I describe in my blog about for-profit colleges can apply to non-profit institutions too. This student is, unfortunately, mistaking NYU President John Sexton for a human being with feelings, but more … Continue reading One Student’s Heartbreaking Letter Sums Up What’s Wrong With America’s Colleges – Mic

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A Simpler Model for Funding Higher Ed

Everything you really need to know about higher ed funding. Don’t tell me we don’t have the money. It’s a drop in the bucket compared to defense spending. There’s no reason we can’t divert a few of those drops away from unnecessary wars fought only for the profits of defense contractors, especially when these contractors spend more on lobbying than they do in paying taxes and keep their personal income overseas. I grabbed the meme from Facebook. Continue reading A Simpler Model for Funding Higher Ed

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What You Need to Know About Funding Higher Ed

I recently had the opportunity to discuss higher ed funding with someone in an administrative position at a top state university in the University of California system. She told me that total cost of attendance* at this institution is $33K a year for in-state students and over $50K a year for out of state students. I was a bit shocked and said that those costs┬ásound more appropriate for a private institution than a public one. And then she dropped a bombshell: she told me that since 2008 state support for that institution has dropped from providing 88% of the institution’s … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Funding Higher Ed

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