30 mars 2018

College students fight for funding to avoid tuition spikes

University Business Magazine logoCalifornia students skipped class again, Thursday.
This time, pushing lawmakers to fund higher education. More...

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28 mars 2018

‘They’re trying to take away our rights.’ How much power should students have?

The government is reviewing fees and assessing universities’ value for money. We ask whether it is involving all the right people. More...

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Is your university degree barely worth the paper it’s written on? Discuss

We’re constantly told university education is a good thing. But with tuition fees so high, it’s time its true value was measured. More...

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23 mars 2018

Students’ Jobs Pay Off Tuition at 7 Work Colleges

Students’ Jobs Pay Off Tuition at 7 Work Colleges
Lisa Rathke, Diverse, April 7, 2014
I don't see anything unusual in the idea to have students work during studies to pay off their tuition fees - I spent the entire time I was studying also working, variously as a dishwasher and pot washer, 7-Eleven clerk, editor, programs coordinator, and instructor. At 100 hours a semester at $11.10 an hour the students are not exactly getting rich (and one wonders whether a pay increase would result in a corresponding tuition fee increase). More...

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22 mars 2018

Early Scores on SAT Test Posted Online for a Price

Early Scores on SAT Test Posted Online for a Price
I think that there's something just wrong about this: for an extra fee, students can now register online and obtain their SAT scores early. More...

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19 mars 2018

No move to hike central universities' fees – Ministry

The Human Resource Development Ministry has told the Lok Sabha that there was no move to increase the tuition fees at central universities "at present", writes Prakash Kumar for DH News Service. More...

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16 mars 2018

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much
Paul Campos, New York Times, 2015/04/08
I saw this post the other day and was suspicious when I read the phrase "legislative appropriations to higher education" being compared to U.S. military spending. This could mean anything. More...

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Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates

Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates
Tim Dodd, Australian Financial Review, 2015/04/13
I am not at all surprised to hear that charging fees increases the course completion rate in online courses (I refuse to call fee-based courses MOOCs). As I have long argued, the low completion rate in MOOCs is reflective of the low level of risk, and was an attribute, not a problem. More...

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Agency fees challenge before US Supreme Court (Advocate 25 01)

Anti-union forces in the United States are on a roll, with a critical case to be heard in the US Supreme Court in late February, which if successful will abolish agency fees and could destroy public employee and teacher unions. More...

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06 mars 2018

The reproduction fee hustle

The reproduction fee hustle
Bendor Grosvenor, The Art Newspaper, 2017/12/01
This is an example of the phenpmenon of 'enclosure', which I have talked about in the past. The copyright on these paintings has long since expired, so they are in the public domian, however, by restricting access and threatening legal action, museums demand licensing fees. More...

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