Category Archives: Discussion

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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The Freedom From Student Loans Blog

For those of you interested in the student loan debate.  Check out this blog.  

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Getting In

Admissions at the Ivies: A good article which appeared in The New Yorker back in 2005.  Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and Outliers, gives a nice overview of the evolution of admissions practices at Harvard, Yale and Princeton.  Read the … Continue reading

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Education round the globe… Humanities in an elementary school in Japan

In this clip from the 2003 documentary Children Full of Life, Mr. Kanamori teaches his 4th graders in Kanazawa, Japan a bit about loyalty, camaraderie, happiness, and standing up for what you believe in.  It’s worth watching the whole thing, … Continue reading

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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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Look what happened to Joe Mihalic’s Readership!

Last week, TheEdRev along with many, many others buzzed about Harvard MBA student, Joe Mihalic, and how he managed to pay off $90,000 of student debt in under a year.  In just a day, his blog ‘No More Harvard Debt‘ went … Continue reading

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Questions from the New York Times

I found the following questions on the New York Times Learning Network.  I thought I’d answer them.  I’d be interested to hear what other people think. What is college for?  Friends, discovery, investing in your future. Should everyone go to … Continue reading

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Subject: Regarding the American Dream

Dear Government, Less than 10 years ago, you told my parents to strive for homeownership.  You told them to take out a mortgage because you had figured out a way for them to afford the loan.  “Don’t worry,” you said. … Continue reading

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Vote Now: Old School, In School, or Online Learning?

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