The Rise and Fall of For-Profit Higher Education. The rise of for-profit higher education has been remarkable.
According to the Department of Education (DOE), between 1990 and 2010 enrollments at for-profit colleges increased by 600 percent. Nearly 2 million students—12 percent of all postsecondary students—were enrolled by the end of that period. As the enrollment numbers began to rise in the 1990s, publicly traded companies emerged, consolidating the industry through buyouts until only a few corporations—including Corinthian College—dominated the industry. Over two decades Corinthian became a favorite of investors. An Open Letter To Senator Lamar Alexander About Betsy DeVos. Log In - New York Times. Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse. This article is from the archive of our partner.
What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success. The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
Sergey Ivanov/Flickr Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? The Promise of Social and Emotional Learning in U.S. Schools. CHICAGO—For the eighth grader Kimberly Wilborn, a lesson about Nelson Mandela made it all click.
“Ms. Plante was talking about Nelson Mandela and how he forgave his jailers,” remembers Wilborn, who is being raised by her aunt on Chicago’s South Side. “And I thought if he can forgive them, I can forgive my birth mom and my dad for not being there for me. I actually cried. The GRE Fails at Predicting Who Will Succeed. Updated on March 2, 2016.
Where Schools Are Separate and Still Unequal. In a modern-day tale of two cities, in virtually every major U.S. metropolitan area students of color are much more likely than whites to attend public schools shaped by high concentrations of poverty, an analysis of federal data has found.
In all but five of the 95 largest cities by population for which data is available, more minority than white students attend public schools where most of their classmates qualify as poor or low-income, according to the analysis of data from the National Equity Atlas. In a full three-fourths of cities, the share of minority students attending mostly poor or low-income schools is at least 20 percentage points greater than the share of white students. In 29 of the cities, the gap is at least 40 percentage points. Across a wide range of cities, the numbers point to a massive racial imbalance in exposure to concentrated poverty. In St. John Taylor Gatto - The Purpose Of Schooling. John Taylor Gatto. Ed background overview essay.
General Records of the Department of Education. (Record Group 441) 1967-94 Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents 441.1 Administrative History441.2 Records of the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 1967-82441.3 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Public Affairs 1980-83441.4 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1968-76441.5 Records of the National Council on Education Research 1973-85441.6 Textual Records (General) 1969-94441.7 Motion Pictures (General)441.8 Sound Recordings (General)441.9 Machine-Readable Records (General) 1967-91 441.1 Administrative History Established: By the Department of Education Organization Act (93 Stat. 668), October 17, 1979.
Predecessor Agencies: Functions: Establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education. The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling : John Taylor Gatto. John Taylor Gatto is a former New York public schoolteacher who taught for thirty years and won multiple awards for his teaching.
Homeschool World - Articles - The History of Public Education - Practical Homeschooling Magazine. Most Americans assume that we've always had public schools, that they came with the Constitution and are an indispensable part of our democratic system.
But nothing could be farther from the truth as I discovered when I wrote my book, Is Public Education Necessary? , published in 1981. In writing that book I wanted to find out why the American people put education in the hands of government so early in their history. Historical Timeline of Public Education in the US. 1647The General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony decrees that every town of fifty families should have an elementary school and that every town of 100 families should have a Latin school.
The goal is to ensure that Puritan children learn to read the Bible and receive basic information about their Calvinist religion. 1779Thomas Jefferson proposes a two-track educational system, with different tracks in his words for "the laboring and the learned. " Federal Education Policy History – A nonpartisan educational resource. This Former Venture Capitalist Is Trying To Change Education One Town At A Time. Paul Heyman's WWE Secret? A 'Perfected Arsenal of Bullsh. UC Irvine experiments with a new graduate degree and postdoc hybrid program. Critics have long said graduate students in the humanities take too long -- a decade is not uncommon -- to earn their Ph.D.s.
But the calls for reform attracted new converts and grew louder after 2008, when available tenure-track positions in the humanities dropped in number. With fewer available positions, some said, programs needed to help their students accrue less debt and get them out on the job market faster. One of the more prominent calls for reducing time to degree came from the Modern Language Association, which last year published a report advocating that departments adopt a reasonable five-year timeline for graduate study, provide adequate funding within that period and focus more on career preparation. The report generated significant debate and soul searching within departments but so far relatively few have proposed new timelines and models.
So an idea taking shape at the University of California at Irvine is notable. Testing - The Testing Industry's Big Four. When Congress increased this year's budget for the Department of Education by $11 billion, it set aside $400 million to help states develop and administer the tests that the No Child Left Behind Act mandated for children in grades 3 through 8.
Among the likely benefactors of the extra funds were the four companies that dominate the testing market -- three test publishers and one scoring firm. Those four companies are Harcourt Educational Measurement, CTB McGraw-Hill, Riverside Publishing (a Houghton Mifflin company), and NCS Pearson. According to an October 2001 report in the industry newsletter Educational Marketer, Harcourt, CTB McGraw-Hill, and Riverside Publishing write 96 percent of the exams administered at the state level. NCS Pearson, meanwhile, is the leading scorer of standardized tests. Even without the impetus of the No Child Left Behind Act, testing is a burgeoning industry. It's likely that other companies will enter the testing market. BOYCOTT PEARSON NOW - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform. Pearson, ALEC, and the Brave New (Corporate) World: Stand Up to Pearson Now!
(Note: We have revised our Boycott Pearson information for clarity and in order to add additional research – please use this version, posted April 29, 2012, when sharing.) Supporters of Public Education, University Budgets: Where Your Fees Go. Wondering where all your tuition fees are going? Find out how universities account for their annual spending. Actually, as high as your student fees may seem, in most cases they don’t even come close to covering the full amount universities need to keep running. Yale University’s latest financial report shows that income from students – including tuition fees, accommodation and other charges – accounted for only 8.6% of the university’s total operating revenue in the 2010-11 academic year. Other major sources of funding for universities are governments, businesses and non-profit organizations, income from investments, and private donors such as alumni (past students).
RSA Replay - A One Nation Schools System. Student Achievement Measure. The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is an improved way to report undergraduate student progress and completion by including a greater proportion of students as well as tracking students who enroll in multiple higher education institutions. Usual measures of student progress and completion, including government-led efforts, usually underreport student achievement because they do not account for an increasingly mobile student population.
Nationally, more than one in five students who complete a degree do so at an institution other than the one where they started, according to a recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. AER (104,5) p. 400 - Ability-Tracking, Instructional Time, and Better Pedagogy: The Effect of Double-Dose Algebra on Student Achievement. Article Citation. Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music.
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