Category Archives: Access

Should Everyone Go To College?

May 10, 2013 Or perhaps this should be titled “College Costs: the Dishonest Conversation (3)” (see below). Must reading this week is a report from The Brookings Institution by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill titled Should Everyone Go To College?  … Continue reading

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What’s the Most Important Public Policy Question?

March 20, 2013 I am shaking my head at a blog post I read this morning from Andrew Gillen, research director at Education Sector. He’s objecting to a chart in the most recent report of the State Higher Education Executive … Continue reading

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The Elusive Idea of Quality: A Tale of Two Titles

March 17, 2013 There is an important story given prominence in the today’s New York Times: talented, low-income high school students are not applying (and therefore not attending) highly selective colleges and universities, even though it wouldn’t cost them any … Continue reading

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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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Meanings: “UF250” and “Affirmative Action”

October 11, 2012 Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether colleges and universities could continue to use race as a factor in admissions decisions: that is, whether they could continue with affirmative action admissions policies.  With all that has been … Continue reading

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