Monthly Archives: May 2012

Government held student loans have grown in conjunction with the decrease in interest rates

This seems obvious.  The cheaper a good the more demand there will be.  Still, it’s important that readers really take this in.  When you’re wondering why more people are going to college, you should know that this is a big … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action: Michael Sandel and his class at Harvard discuss

If you missed the video leading up to this discussion, watch it here.

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Student debt: is it too big?

Two posts by professors at the University of Chicago. One by Gary Becker (economist) and one by Richard Posner (jurist, legal theorist and economist). From their joint blog.

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Will online education be bigger than Facebook??

Let’s put it this way: if you can build a $100 billion company by using the Internet to replace the college yearbook — imagine what you can do if you use the Internet to replace college. Read the article by … Continue reading

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‘A’ is for Average: Grade Inflation at Universities

In the fifties, an average GPA was around 2.32.  Today, GPAs hover around a 3.0. Image via

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The problem with colleges today – a Columbia professor’s view

Great post by Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What It Was, Is and Should Be.

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What are you good for?

I just started reading Andrew Delbanco’s book, and there’s a great quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe, so I’ll post it here.  I think this might speak to how many college seniors and recent graduates feel: During my last year, the … Continue reading

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Academic Earth

ACADEMIC EARTH “A best-in-class education portal… providing learners with a regular stream of high quality content and resources.”         – via the Academic Earth website The website: Founded in 2008 by Richard Ludlow. Acquired by Ampush Media in 2011. How … Continue reading

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Once Upon a School…

Dave Eggers’ Once Upon a School (TED Feb 2011) Whenever You Are, We’re Already Then

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May 23rd, 2012: Romney’s Education Overhaul?

In the past few days, Romney’s been showing signs of shifting some attention to education.  Looks like he might try to revitalize school choice.   Read about it here – via the Seattle Times

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