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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

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Predatory Colleges Find Friends in Congress (nytimes.com) Assigning value to a college program based on its value in the economy is problematic for me in three ways: 1) it narrows the value of college down to economic value when in reality that value is muc...
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Articles for June 24, 2015
Adults, Computers and Problem Solving (OECD) This report is especially interesting because it looked at how well adults accomplished "problem-solving tasks that require the use of computer applications, such as e-mail, spreadsheets, word-processing applicat...
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Articles for June 22, 2015
Higher ed as a commodity? Colleges have only themselves to blame (washingtonpost.com) This is a response to Hunter Rawling's post  College is not a commodity, stop treating it like one  (June 9), and it's pretty reflective of the other side of the balancing...
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Articles for June 19, 2015
The Watchdogs of College Education Rarely Bite (The Wall Street Journal) The Journal uses plenty of data to talk about a dimension of the college graduation/loan default rate conversation that has seemed to have been left alone until now: accreditation. Alt...
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Articles for June 17, 2015
Defining Competency (insidehighered.com) Some in higher ed who were hesitant at first to accept the concept of competency-based education (CBE) are now starting to warm up to the idea, myself included. My feeling is that a lot of the hesitancy was based on ...
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Articles for June 15, 2015
Lazy Rivers and Student Debt (insidehighered.com) Although there are some political undertones--especially in the comments section--about the recent attention brought to this issue by Chris Christie and Elizabeth Warren, this article does offer some hard da...
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Articles for June 10, 2015
College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. (washingtonpost.com) This is a fabulous, fabulous post written by Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities and former president of Cornell University and the University of ...
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Articles for Jun 8, 2015
2 + 2 Shouldn't = 5 (InsideHigherEd.com) Transfer credits appear to be yet another sticky spot that requires higher education to decide if it is a  public- or private-good industry. The process of trying to transfer over a class from one college to another ...
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Articles for June 5, 2015
Working Together to Prepare Students for College Success (CCDaily.com) There is hope. A few great examples of partnerships between community colleges and high schools are discussed in this article. A program out of Maryland graduated 92 students from the Ac...
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Articles for June 4, 2015
Serving America's New Traditional Students (highereducationforall.com) [PDF] The focus of this short report is on the changing demographics of post-secondary institutions, and that education policy needs to allow access to account for those demographic chan...
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