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MarketWatch.com

When Private Equity Firms Buy Colleges, Students Often Pay More

When Private Equity Firms Buy Colleges, Students Often Pay More

September 14, 2018

When Wall Street heads to the classroom, the results aren’t great. That’s the takeaway from a working paper distributed this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, conducted by researchers at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of California-Merced, took a look at what happens when private equity firms buy up for-profit colleges. The results: students are worse off and the college’s reliance on federal student loans and grants goes up.
When Wall Street heads to the classroom, the results aren’t great. That’s the takeaway from a working paper distributed this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, conducted by researchers at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of California-Merced, took a look at what happens when private equity firms buy up for-profit colleges. The results: students are worse off and the college’s reliance on federal student loans and grants goes up.

September 14, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Kavanaugh Evades Questions on Affirmative Action

Kavanaugh Evades Questions on Affirmative Action

September 14, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh provided answers to numerous questions from senators about the Supreme Court nominee's views on many issues, including the policies of many colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions. In a series of decisions, the Supreme Court has said that colleges have that right, at least under certain conditions. Kavanaugh, however, did not not endorse those decisions.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh provided answers to numerous questions from senators about the Supreme Court nominee's views on many issues, including the policies of many colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions. In a series of decisions, the Supreme Court has said that colleges have that right, at least under certain conditions. Kavanaugh, however, did not not endorse those decisions.

September 14, 2018

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The Atlantic

How 50 Years of Latino Studies Shaped History Education

How 50 Years of Latino Studies Shaped History Education

September 14, 2018

The first program of this kind, founded in 1968, inspired the expansion of ethnic studies as a discipline, which provides an important counter-narrative to typically Eurocentric college classes.
The first program of this kind, founded in 1968, inspired the expansion of ethnic studies as a discipline, which provides an important counter-narrative to typically Eurocentric college classes.

September 14, 2018

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Diverse

Conversations Continue on the State of Free College

Conversations Continue on the State of Free College

September 14, 2018

As conversations continue about the benefits and challenges surrounding free college programs throughout the nation, institutions, states and the federal government have an opportunity to improve college affordability and move towards equitable free college programs, according to education policy experts and college completion leaders featured on “The State of Free College” panel hosted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP).
As conversations continue about the benefits and challenges surrounding free college programs throughout the nation, institutions, states and the federal government have an opportunity to improve college affordability and move towards equitable free college programs, according to education policy experts and college completion leaders featured on “The State of Free College” panel hosted by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP).

September 14, 2018

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The New York Times

Judge Rejects DeVos’s Halt of Rule to Help Defrauded Students

Judge Rejects DeVos’s Halt of Rule to Help Defrauded Students

September 14, 2018

A federal judge will rule Friday on how to address an improper decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to freeze a plan to help student loan borrowers who were cheated by their schools.
A federal judge will rule Friday on how to address an improper decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to freeze a plan to help student loan borrowers who were cheated by their schools.

September 14, 2018

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