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Campaigning for teachers. The Department of Education has partnered with the Advertising Council, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance, Teach for America, and other educational groups to create an advertising campaign that encourages students to become teachers. The campaign, called “Teach,” uses video and radio to tell high achieving students to “Make More. Teach.” (New York Times)
“Dream thContinue Reading »
Going pink. A teacher in Washington bet his students that they couldn’t sell 20 pounds of candy as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If they succeeded, he promised to dye his beard pink. Not only did the students sell the 20 pounds, but they sold another 26 pounds on top of that, prompting the teacher to dye his hair and eyebrows pink as well. (KSHB)
It’s not getting cheapeContinue Reading »
“Dropout age raised by legislator who dropped out” … to join the circus. (h/t POLITICO’s Morning Education, Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Irreplaceable. A new report finds that many teachers have a love/hate relationship with their profession and do not credit their success to professional development. The report surveyed 117 of the best teachers in the country working in hContinue Reading »
While the media continues to swoon over MOOCs, the most important story in higher education has gone less noticed—the financial box in which most college presidents in the United States find themselves today. And it seems there is little most of them can do to escape it.
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal ran an excellent article on Loyola University in New Orleans. Despite its proud hisContinue Reading »
Out-of-state, but in-state tuition. The University of Michigan will allow illegal immigrants to attend school for the same price that in-state students pay. This will begin in January and is expected to affect about 29,000 students. (Businessweek)
Kid President is taking a trip. Check out this video of Kid President wishing everyone a happy summer while packing for his trip to camp. Don’Continue Reading »
Recently, I was at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia looking at the half-sun carved into the back of George Washington’s armchair. According to the tour guide, during the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin wondered aloud if the design depicted the sun as rising or setting, seeing it as a metaphor for the fate of the nation. Because one cannot tell whether the image reprContinue Reading »
One of the comments on last week’s post asked for a map of tuition. Below are maps of the enrollment-weighted, average tuition by state for (1) all colleges, (2) four-year colleges, and (3) two-year colleges.
There is a lot of interesting information buried in these maps, but three things jumped out at me.
First, tuition tends to be highest inContinue Reading »
My last post looked at where students cluster and found that students congregate at lower-cost colleges. In the comments, Les Schmidt asked about whether this was a new phenomenon or if this is just the way it’s always been. We looked into that question by plotting tuition (in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars) and enrollment (total full-time equivalent) in five-year increments for both public, fContinue Reading »
In-state price tags. With new legislation, Oregon joins about a dozen other states that give in-state tuition to undocumented high school graduates. (The Oregonian)
College fees take on new names—and add up. The “stealth, second tuition” of seemingly random fees—like Howard University’s $100 “globalization fee” for study abroad programs, whether students participate or not—frustrate studContinue Reading »
Both the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed covered the details of my new study on teaching loads. But the critics so far probably need to read the report more closely. A case in point is in the IHE story:
Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the American Association of University Professors, noted that the report starts by stating that faculty salarContinue Reading »