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State of literacy. Yesterday was International Literacy Day and five cities—three of which were in California—do not match up to the literacy average of most fifth-graders. (Huffington Post)
Misleading college students. U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating some universities’ relationships with banks. The bureau believes that banks that pay schools for partnerships mContinue Reading »
What do we mean when we talk about “going to college?” The answer is that we mean many different things. In principle, there’s nothing wrong with that. Our higher education system is vast and varied. But in practice, the definition deficit can be a problem when it comes to public discussion of postsecondary education. Too often, we just talk past one other.
Here’s the example I’ve had inContinue Reading »
Technical degrees, certificates, apprenticeships, and other postsecondary offerings that can be earned in two years (or less) often carry a negative stigma, as if the careers they prepare students for are somehow “less than” those afforded through a four-year degree. The stigma has plagued the growth and development of these programs when, in reality, they can be a sure ticket to a stable, middContinue Reading »
It seems reasonable that potential applicants to a career training program would want to know the percentage of prior graduates that ended up getting jobs in the related field.
But just how worthwhile and accurate is that information? That’s a question worth asking after another report questioning the validity of the claims made by colleges about placement rates.
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