Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 26th, 2012: For-Profit Shares Still Falling

  For-profit college company shares fell today after ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI) and Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) said student enrollment declined in the second quarter. ITT Educational sank 15 percent at the close in New York to $42.78, the … Continue reading

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July 25th, 2012: 28 of the Top 50 Law Schools are Still Accepting Applications

In a sign of just how desperate things are on the law school admissions front, Paul Campos (Colorado) reports that 28 of the Top 50 law schools are still accepting applications for the IL class beginning in August, including 10 … Continue reading

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July 25th, 2012: The Typical Online Student

The average student pursuing a postsecondary credential completely online is a white, 33-year-old woman with a full-time job and a household income around $65,000 per year, according to a new surveysponsored by two companies involved in online consulting. Read more … Continue reading

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July 24th, 2012: “The College Education Shake Out Has Just Begun”

Have you invested in a for-profit college or training program? Get out while you can. The warning gun was sounded yesterday by DeVry (DV), which posted disappointing results and led the whole group downward. Investor David Einhorn was reportedly shorting … Continue reading

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Online education not yet benefiting those who most need it

Kanyi Maqubela surveys the landscape of online education and explores some of the challenges that emerging online educational platforms face. He points out that the current users of many of these platforms are largely the educational elite and not necessarily … Continue reading

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Kids want their parents to be “less stressed”

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Phoebe Connelly (Yahoo! News) discuss the goal of parenting in this clip from bloggingheads.tv. The most interesting bit is at the end when Conor talks about a backlash to the “meritocratic ladder.” I wonder … Continue reading

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July 17th, 2012: More universities to partner with Coursera

A dozen more universities have signed partnerships with Coursera, a company that provides hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs)… In addition to U.Va., Coursera will also be serving as a platform for open online courses from the California … Continue reading

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June 29th, 2012: Degrees in Pop-Culture

Is it responsible to saddle a 23 year old with $20,000 of debt all for a degree in pop-culture? Offering them degrees in “pop culture” is perilously close to child abuse. Any academic or administrator who truly believes in both … Continue reading

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