02 novembre 2015

College completion: Not just about the money

By Brad Hershbein. The movement for “free college”—at least at the two-year level—continues to build (see Sara Goldrick-Rab’s piece in this series). Hopes are high that free college would mean that more students, especially those from lower-income families, would attend and complete programs that help them get better jobs and improve social mobility. More...

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What happens if affirmative action in college admissions is banned?

By Ben Backes. In the coming months, the Supreme Court will consider—again—whether UT Austin’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. More...

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Why do we need technology in schools if it doesn’t improve quality?

By . Some of the never-before-seen phenomena of today— rapidly expanding connectivity, mobile entrepreneurship, the breakdown of traditional corporate relationships, the global skills gap—have left students facing unexpected pressures, as well as unimagined opportunities. It’s clear that the use of technology is now key for everyone hoping to join the labor force. More...

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We must resist the market forces destroying our universities

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. The Conservatives’ ideological vision is working towards a US-style, fully private education system: students will march against this next week. More...

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Which philosopher would fare best in a present-day university?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifByLloyd Strickland. They thought, therefore they were, and that was that. But if they’d been assessed by the Ref, who’d have got most stars?
Today’s philosophers are used to dancing to the tune of the Research Excellence Framework (Ref). They have to publish their articles in reputable journals and their books with university presses. They have to generate impact and contribute to their research environment. More...

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Want to save the economy? Start by saving part-time learning

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. The government wants to cut welfare and increase wages. Fine, says a new report, but boosting skills is the way to do it. More...

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Science is vital if Britain is to prosper – make sure your MP knows that

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. From Newton to Higgs, British science has helped shaped the world. Cutting its funding is not just shortsighted, it’s illogical. More...

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Debt burden among Scotland's poorest students at record high

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Almost 20,000 less well-off students take annual loans averaging nearly £5,900 after grant support fell to lowest level in decade. More...

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