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Recent Deep State Higher Education Cuts May Harm Students and the Economy for Years to Come — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Recent Deep State Higher Education Cuts May Harm Students and the Economy for Years to Come — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Non-partisan research and policy institute working on federal and state fiscal policies and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income Americans
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"Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming is spending less per student on higher education than they did prior to the recession.[1"


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Dismissing Class: Obama Administration Must Alter Higher Education Policies Perpetuating Social Inequality

Dismissing Class: Obama Administration Must Alter Higher Education Policies Perpetuating Social Inequality | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Increasing higher education attainment for low-income students should close socio-economic disparities.
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Essay on worrisome trends in public policy debates on student aid | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on worrisome trends in public policy debates on student aid | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Are Career-Oriented Majors a Waste of a 4-Year Higher Education? - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Career-Oriented Majors a Waste of a 4-Year Higher Education? - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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"Since 2006, first-year students have told researchers that the No. 1 reason to attend college is to “get a better job.” That’s largely the reason many four-year colleges are adding narrowly tailored majors as fast as they can.

But despite having majored in the latest career fields, it seems that some graduates of those programs are finding it difficult to land a job (a few of the people quoted in theTimes story had narrow majors). Maybe that’s why colleges don’t want to be measured by how well they place students in jobs.

 

Meanwhile, top business executives in various surveys and interviews say they like workers who are creative, are adaptable, and have the ability to communicate and think critically—all telltale signs of a classic liberal education."

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NYT: Thomas Edison State College Pi

NYT: Thomas Edison State College Pi | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
There are almost as many routes to a degree as there are students at Thomas Edison, which has offered adults higher-education alternatives since 1972.
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Are Career-Oriented Majors a Waste of a 4-Year Higher Education? - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Career-Oriented Majors a Waste of a 4-Year Higher Education? - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Andrea Stanfield's insight:

Since 2006, first-year students have told researchers that the No. 1 reason to attend college is to “get a better job.” That’s largely the reason many four-year colleges are adding narrowly tailored majors as fast as they can.

But despite having majored in the latest career fields, it seems that some graduates of those programs are finding it difficult to land a job (a few of the people quoted in theTimes story had narrow majors). Maybe that’s why colleges don’t want to be measured by how well they place students in jobs.

Meanwhile, top business executives in various surveys and interviews say they like workers who are creative, are adaptable, and have the ability to communicate and think critically—all telltale signs of a classic liberal education.

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The Crisis of Higher Education in the U.S.

The Crisis of Higher Education in the U.S. | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The federal government takes an ever increasing amount of money from the American taxpayer, yet, the quality of education has not been improved.
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Hundreds tell Gov. McCrory to “respect” liberal arts education « The Progressive Pulse

Hundreds tell Gov. McCrory to “respect” liberal arts education « The Progressive Pulse | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Higher Ed’s Biggest Problem: What’s It For? - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher Ed’s Biggest Problem: What’s It For? - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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The Troubling Dean-to-Professor Ratio

The Troubling Dean-to-Professor Ratio | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Public universities are under pressure to cut spending on bureaucrats, who are crowding out faculty in the contest for dollars
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Explore the Sequester’s Effects on Higher Education Funding

Explore the Sequester’s Effects on Higher Education Funding | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Cuts to work-study grants and increases to student loan fees may result from the across-the-board cuts.
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A Path to Greatness: Higher Education, Government, and the Nation

A Path to Greatness: Higher Education, Government, and the Nation | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
What none of us want is to have higher education mirror one of the most damaging trends of the society at large: the threatened elimination of the middle class.
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Students and States Near a 50-50 Split on the Cost of Public Higher Education - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students and States Near a 50-50 Split on the Cost of Public Higher Education - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Net tuition revenue made up 47 percent of public colleges' educational costs in 2012, an increase of six percentage points in one year, a report says.
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"Per-student spending on education from state and local sources fell to less than $5,900 in the 2012 fiscal year, a 9.1-percent decrease from 2011 and a quarter-century low for the third consecutive year."
 

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Are There Too Many Ph.D.s And Not Enough Jobs? : NPR

Are There Too Many Ph.D.s And Not Enough Jobs? : NPR | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Our country needs more people with science, math and engineering degrees — at least, that's the common refrain among politicians and educators.
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Higher education needs to tackle bureaucratic barriers - University World News

Higher education needs to tackle bureaucratic barriers - University World News | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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College: How To Do More Than Just 'Get By' : NPR

College: How To Do More Than Just 'Get By' : NPR | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Many of the college students who have returned to campus for another semester will struggle to pass their classes and graduate.
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Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Warnings from the Trenches | AAUP

Warnings from the Trenches | AAUP | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
A high school teacher tells college educators what they can expect in the wake of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.
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Authors of 'Bill of Rights' for Online Learners Face Criticism - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Authors of 'Bill of Rights' for Online Learners Face Criticism - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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