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Op-Ed: New book signals immediate need for better teaching at colleges

A new book has provided a scathing critique of higher education in the United States, asserting that many college students learn very little during their undergraduate years. Perhaps it's time to change from "publish or perish" to, you know, TEACHING...

Op-Ed: Money magazine's college rankings need several adjustments

Money magazine is leaping into the college ranking fray, publishing its listing of America's best colleges according to their financial value. While the goal is noble, Money needs to make some adjustments.

Op-Ed: Rise of test-optional college admissions will backfire

With elite women's university Bryn Mawr College joining the ranks of "test-optional" colleges and universities, critics are split on the merits of allowing students to gain admission to universities without submitting either SAT or ACT scores.

Op-Ed: City Attorney files injunction on Accreditation board's sanctions Special

San Francisco - City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a preliminary injunction upon the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) on Nov. 25 in an effort to stop the shut-down of City College of San Francisco.

Roles of today's college education: Professors talk Special

Dar Es Salaam - It has often been said that learning to learn is one of the most important life skills - but in today's world of information overload it is a truism that has grown increasingly relevant.

College education becoming too expensive for middle class

Middle class pocketbooks were hit hard by the Great Recession, and with the cost of attending a four-year university increasing faster than the rate of inflation, many have found that the price of attaining a college degree is simply out of reach.

Op-Ed: Is it time for the University of YouTube?

The old saying paying for your education has become an unfortunate truism with the replacement of student grants by loans, but is there a better way to study?

Op-Ed: Textbook buyback season is here — Where can you sell yours?

During textbook buyback season everyone is looking for the great deals, I'm going to let you in on a little known company that gives you more money back, 2x more to be exact!

Op-Ed: The Presidential Election is Over, Now What? Fixing Education.

The election is over, now what, the future of education, financial aid and student debt in President Obama's next term. How will we as a nation begin to fix the education system.

Op-Ed: The competitive advantage of higher education in America

With nations such as China, India and Japan using their competitive advantages of lower wages, Western nations such as the US are being rapidly replaced.

Op-Ed: Student pays for tuition with mail-in rebates

One 25-year-old Auburn University student came up with a unique, and affordable, way to pay his post-grad tuition. His approach? He paid almost a full semester's tuition from rebates.

Op-Ed: Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama ― A few questions

Though he still has to deal with the nuisance factor of Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, and the potential for a divide at their convention in Tampa, it is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.

Bipartisan bill proposed to improve higher education access Special

Washington - With so much hype over the partisanship on Capitol Hill, it is easy to forget that there are efforts by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to help make life better for Americans.

Sheerman warns every UK university could lose 1,000 jobs

The Labour Co-operative MP, Barry Sheerman, has warned that up to 1,000 jobs will be lost at every British university if the Conservative–Lib Dem government carries out its proposed cuts to higher education.

Romanian students claim their diploma is 'for nothing' Special

At least 200 students are marching today through Costinesti, Romania, in an effort to raise awareness on the quality of higher education in their country. The event is organized by the National Alliance of Students’ Organizations in Romania (ANOSR).

TBR Chancellor Meets with Concerned Students

Following a memo put out by Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning, students at Middle Tennessee State University took action today to “Save Our Schools”.
 

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