Category Archives: Regulation

College Costs: the Dishonest Conversation (2)

March 11, 2013 In today’s Inside Higher Education, Christopher Loss has an excellent piece on the unfolding college cost crisis. His push off point is President Obama’s recent State of the Union Address in which he said that he would … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

February 28, 2012 On at least two occasions in recent weeks, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has charged that U.S. colleges and universities “indoctrinate” students.  He said it once in a long interview with Glen Beck on February 23, and … Continue reading

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Students Who Pose a Risk to Themselves

December 7, 2011 Suppose a student makes a suicide attempt.  Suppose s/he just talks frequently of committing suicide.  What should a college do?  Of course do all you can to assure the safety of the student, especially encourage — perhaps … Continue reading

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Net Price: Transparency Isn’t the Main Problem

October 27, 2011 Head Count, the Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog on admissions and enrollment matters, has a guest post this morning from Marvin Smith, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid at Purdue University.  In “How Calculators Can Help Counselors … Continue reading

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Success of the For-Profit Lobby

June 9, 2011 Higher Ed Watch (a blog from new America) had a very useful overview piece yesterday on “how much damage” “efforts to deregulate the [for profit college] industry over the past decade have caused both students and taxpayers.”  … Continue reading

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Net Price Calculators: Are We There Yet?

June 7, 2011 There’s a new report out from the Federal government entitled “The Bottom Line:  Ensuring That Students And Parents Understand The Net Price Of College.”  Eighty-five pages long, it was prepared by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial … Continue reading

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Another Unit Record Data Issue

May 27, 2011 A few months ago I wrote a post arguing against the federal government’s creating a student unit record data system.  Such a data system would collect basic data about every student in every higher education institution and … Continue reading

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