Author Archives: TheEdRev

October 1st, 2012: Development Economics at Marginal Revolution University

MRU is up and running!  Find out why two economists, Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, are offering economics courses for free. Their first course is Development Economics.  The class covers everything from basic facts about poverty and prosperity to the … Continue reading

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September 28th, 2012: US Department of Ed. releases 3 year student loan default rates

The U.S. Department of Education today released official FY 2010 two-year and official FY 2009 three-year federal student loan cohort default rates. This is the first time the Department has issued an official three-year rate, which was 13.4 percent nationally … Continue reading

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Dropout Nation (PBS Frontline) Aired September 25th, 2012

Frontline aired an excellent piece about students (at a public high school in Houston) who are struggling with the pressure to stay in school and the forces that pull them away. Below is a preview. You can watch the full … Continue reading

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September 19th, 2012: Coursera adds 17 more university partners

Today, Coursera added 17 universities, which doubles the number of their partners.   Four of them are international schools (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of British Columbia, and University of Melbourne).  Brown University … Continue reading

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Daphne Koller gives a TED talk about Coursera

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August 27th, 2012: Niall Ferguson on American Higher Ed.

…As a professor, I can see much that is wrong with our system – but not so much that I would advise a smart 18-year-old to skip college.  The real problem is not that our college system is failing.  The … Continue reading

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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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