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The U.S. college system no longer works, millennials say

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May 12, 2017

The most educated generation in American history has something to say about the value of the U.S. education system. Just 13% of millennials said they agree or strongly agree with that statement that higher education today is fine how it is in a survey released by Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America this week. Whats… Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos Says We Should Start Fresh on Higher Ed. Heres Where to Start.

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May 12, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated during a speech in Salt Lake City on Tuesday that instead of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, lawmakers should consider a fresh start. Yes, Congress should consider alternatives to the Higher Education Act, which authorizes all federal higher education spending such as student loans and grants. Enacted in 1965… Continue reading

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The Higher-Education Crisis Is a Labor Crisis

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May 12, 2017

Most Americans experience the higher-education crisis in the financial pinch of their childrens tuition bill or the burden of post-college debt. But to understand how the crisis feeds into the economic crisis facing the next generation, ask an adjunct professor why shes struggling as hard to teach as her undergraduates struggle to graduateand why both… Continue reading

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Only 25 percent of Americans say higher education is fine how it is, survey finds

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May 12, 2017

If the American people were asked to grade the higher education system, it likely wouldnt receive an A. A poll from the think tank New America finds only 25 percent of respondents said higher education is fine how it is. In a report on the findings, Inside Higher Ed writes Americans see the work force… Continue reading

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Faculty and Students Assail Texas A&M Presidents Criticism of Professor

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May 12, 2017

Faculty members, students, and others at Texas A&M University at College Station are pushing back against its presidents criticism of what a philosophy professor said were his remarks taken out of context by a conservative critic. Several graduate students have started an online petition in which they denounce a statement by the president, Michael K.… Continue reading

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What Are Students Rating When They Rate Instructors?

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May 12, 2017

Student evaluations of teaching, or SET, arent short on critics. Many professors and other experts say theyre unreliable — they may hurt female and minority professors, for example. One recent metastudy also suggested that past analyses linking student achievement to strong evaluation scores are flawed, a mere artifact of small-sample-sized studies and publication bias. Now… Continue reading

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Overture to HBCUs Rejected

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May 12, 2017

If Betsy DeVoss appearance at Bethune-Cookman University, a private historically black institution, was intended to cement the Trump administration’s outreach to HBCUs, it appeared to be a flop. Boos and jeers from graduating students accompanied DeVos’s remarks throughout her commencement address. Bethune-Cookman President Edison Jackson even interrupted at one point to warn students, “If this… Continue reading

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The Body-Cam Strategy

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May 12, 2017

When Ray Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer, pulled his gun during a traffic stop and fatally shot Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, the moment was captured on camera. Fewer than 15days later, in July2015, Tensing was indicted on murder and manslaughter charges — in part because of footage from the camera slung… Continue reading

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Education Summit Highlights Challenging Climate on Campuses

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Apr 13, 2017

With threats of deportation, efforts to restrict travel from certain countries and looming cuts to finance at both the state and federal level, the world of higher education currently faces one of the most uncertain periods it has ever faced. That is the assessment of Dr. Robert L. The mood on campus during the six… Continue reading

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Breaking down race, age and gender biases in the collegiate classroom

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Apr 13, 2017

Professor of the Higher Education Department at Boston Colleges Lynch School of Education Dr. Ana M. Martnez Alemn came to the University of Connecticuts Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center Wednesday afternoon to speak about breaking down the bias problems that plague Americas higher education system from a student-to-professor perspective. The big question is:… Continue reading

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