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Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit Colleges? These Guys

For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. Now attention is turning to the schools' accreditors. Accreditors are supposed to make sure that schools provide students with a quality education. They are [...]

Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit Colleges? These Guys 2016-11-29T17:37:02+00:00

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

By Tiffanie Drayton | Originally Published at The Frisky. July 7, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Abigail Fisher speaks to Supreme Court Decision (AP) As a Black woman, I sincerely want to see feminism present a united front in the fight against sexism and racism. However, with so [...]

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue 2016-11-29T17:37:10+00:00

In Higher Education Is Ending Racism Still a Civil Rights Issue?

By Michelle Asha Cooper | Originally Published at InsideHigherEd June 22, 2015 Racism exists in American society. This fact may be an inconvenient truth for some, but for millions of Americans it is an ever-present, inescapable aspect of their reality. And while racism -- or its persistent [...]

In Higher Education Is Ending Racism Still a Civil Rights Issue? 2016-11-29T17:37:11+00:00

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep. The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter [...]

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone 2016-11-29T17:37:17+00:00

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities than at Public Universities

By Robert B. Reich | Originally Published at Robert B. Reich. October 13, 2014 | Photographic Credit; People are led on a tour group at the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Reich argues that by way of tax deductible contributions from wealthy donors, the federal [...]

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities than at Public Universities 2016-11-29T17:37:34+00:00

Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education

By Les Leopold | Originally Published at AlterNet. September 30, 2014 We're number one? Hardly. A recent international report demolishes several deeply held myths about our educational system. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, which compares the educational systems of over 30 developed [...]

Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education 2016-11-29T17:37:35+00:00

Why We’re Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the ‘Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations’

(Photograph Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) By William A. Darity Jr., Alan A. Aja, , Darrick Hamilton | Originally Published at Huffington Post. July 28, 2014 5:04 PM Updated 5:59 PM EDT Earlier this month a divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the University of Texas' right [...]

Why We’re Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the ‘Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations’ 2016-11-29T17:37:48+00:00

Obama Education Agenda and the Tone-Deaf Follies

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. June 26, 2014 Early and often, the Obama administration’s education agenda, headed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, has driven the public narrative about public schools, teachers, and students with a relentless claim [...]

Obama Education Agenda and the Tone-Deaf Follies 2016-11-29T17:37:54+00:00

The 4 Most Profound Ways Privatization Perverts Education

By Paul Buchheit | Originally Published at AlterNet. February 16, 2014 Profit-seeking in the banking and health care industries has victimized Americans. Now it's beginning to happen in education, with our children as the products.

 There are good reasons - powerful reasons - to stop the privatization [...]

The 4 Most Profound Ways Privatization Perverts Education 2016-11-29T17:38:15+00:00