Before high school graduates are shipped off to college with dreams of jobs and big paychecks on the other side, they need a reality check. A college degree is a valuable asset but does not come without a cost.
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March 14, 2014
March 12, 2014
American Indian high school graduates who took the ACT exam in 2013 were the least likely of any student group to meet any of the college-readiness benchmarks, a new report finds.
March 12, 2014
Lawmakers in both states are haggling over legislation that seeks to make public colleges and universities more affordable to high school graduates who lack legal immigration status.
February 28, 2014
It seems that graduating from high school is no longer the end goal of P-12 learning—earning a college degree has replaced it. By 2018, sixty percent of jobs will require a college degree. On Monday, I wrote about the nationwide average high school graduation rate being 80 percent, which is admirable but also means that at least 1 in 5 kids won't make it to college classes. When you factor in the high school graduates that bypass college completely, it seems that at some point America's workforce will simply not be able to meet the demands of its employers.
February 21, 2014
Paying something for a college education is reasonable, I think, but the current setup puts an undue burden on the nation's young people and as a result, the entire economy suffers.
February 19, 2014
The lifetime earnings numbers show the clear reasons why a particular student benefits from a college degree, but that thought pattern is too narrow. The economy and shared learning of the entire country sees a lift when more if its youth are educated at a college level.
February 10, 2014
As far as the colleges and universities are concerned, higher accountability should be demanded from educators, students, parents and really any Americans that want the best economy and highest-educated population. Public institutions, in particular, should be subject to restructuring or take over if dropout rates are too high. The lack of delivery on the college degree dream at many of these schools is appalling, frankly, and has gone on long enough.
February 06, 2014
"In the new world the learner will be in the driver's seat, with a keen eye trained on value." That was the conclusion of Pearson's senior academic team who said "an avalanche is coming" to higher education. Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and his colleagues Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi released a report last year that outlined this problem statement for higher education:
January 27, 2014
President Barack Obama is expected to talk about income inequality and poverty in his state-of-the-union address on Tuesday.
January 23, 2014
Pondiscio: You don't like "college prep," but how do you feel about "work prep?" About independence prep?