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June 16, 2010

Thoughtful Piece on Admissions Preferences

Charlotte Allen in the Washington Times writing about the investigation into college admissions preferences. I wish I shared her assumption that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is out to discover the actual facts. I still don't understand why the commission didn't select the College of William &...

June 03, 2010

Higher Education Gender Gap Issues

Diverse Issues In Higher Education reviews the literature on gender gaps, including Why Boys Fail.

June 03, 2010

I'm Still Not Convinced

A good argument is made in this Inside Higher Education piece that pushing more non-traditional college goers into pursuing college is a mistake -- college doesn't lead to a life in the fancy burbs. But the writer totters on some flimsy logic. Sure, many new jobs don't require a four-year degree, bu...

June 02, 2010

Graphics From Mark Perry

The growing gender gaps in higher education, laid out by degree.

May 27, 2010

Men's Share of College Degrees to Continue Shrinking

That's the forecast made in the Department of Education's Condition of Education, released today. Here's the story in the Chronicle (password protected). What's interesting is that other reports, including a recent study from the American Council on Education, indicated that the college gender gaps...

May 19, 2010

The "Word" on Whether College Is Worth It.

The smartest commentator on higher education, at least by my measure, is Kevin Carey, who weighs in on the topic of whether college is for everyone in the Chronicle.

May 18, 2010

Calculating the Value of College

This piece in the Times makes the case for earning that degree. Again, why is it that the case against college is only made by those who went to good colleges and made sure their children did the same?

May 17, 2010

NY Daily News: Let's Not Make This Just About Race

There's more to the boy troubles than race, Lorenzo Esters and I argue in a commentary in today's New York Daily News. Solving those problems demands a little more honesty from our leaders, however. President Obama, who called for leveling racial achievement gaps at the Hampton graduation, somehow...

May 10, 2010

What President Obama Neglected To Point Out

The President urged Hampton graduates to level racial education gaps. What he could not have failed to notice in the audience was that 64% of Hampton graduates are women. Seems like closing racial learning gaps should start with closing the racial gender gaps.

May 10, 2010

Slippage in Degree Attainment

New study from Brookings laid out in Inside Higher Ed. President Obama's goal of pushing the United States to the top of world education attainment by 2020 seems distant, which again raises the question: why does the gender gap get ignored? That's the low hanging fruit here.

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