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Inside Higher Ed

Misguided Effort to Dismantle Federal Protections - Opinion Piece

Misguided Effort to Dismantle Federal Protections - Opinion Piece

April 16, 2018

Spiros Protopsaltis and Clare McCann write: Here they go again. After halting and gutting two major rules that were put in place to safeguard students and taxpayers from predatory and abusive practices, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is apparently planning yet another round of deregulation that will dismantle key protections against fraud, waste and abuse, under the guise of flexibility to promote innovation.
Spiros Protopsaltis and Clare McCann write: Here they go again. After halting and gutting two major rules that were put in place to safeguard students and taxpayers from predatory and abusive practices, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is apparently planning yet another round of deregulation that will dismantle key protections against fraud, waste and abuse, under the guise of flexibility to promote innovation.

April 16, 2018

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The Atlantic

Why Would the Government Stop States From Helping Student Borrowers?

Why Would the Government Stop States From Helping Student Borrowers?

April 16, 2018

Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.
Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.

April 16, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Where Colleges Recruit … and Where They Don't

Where Colleges Recruit … and Where They Don't

April 16, 2018

New study finds that colleges go where students are likely to be white and wealthy.
New study finds that colleges go where students are likely to be white and wealthy.

April 16, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

School Is Expensive. Is It Worth It? - Opinion Piece

School Is Expensive. Is It Worth It? - Opinion Piece

April 16, 2018

James Taranto writes: Thus Mr. Caplan’s case against education begins by acknowledging the case in favor of getting one. “It is individually very fruitful, and individually lucrative,” he says. Full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree, on average, “are making 73% more than high-school graduates.” Workers who finished high school but not college earn 30% more than high-school dropouts. Part of the difference is mere correlation: Mr. Caplan says if you adjust for pre-existing advantages like intelligence and family background, one-fifth to two-fifths of the education premium goes away. Even so, it really does pay to finish school.
James Taranto writes: Thus Mr. Caplan’s case against education begins by acknowledging the case in favor of getting one. “It is individually very fruitful, and individually lucrative,” he says. Full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree, on average, “are making 73% more than high-school graduates.” Workers who finished high school but not college earn 30% more than high-school dropouts. Part of the difference is mere correlation: Mr. Caplan says if you adjust for pre-existing advantages like intelligence and family background, one-fifth to two-fifths of the education premium goes away. Even so, it really does pay to finish school.

April 16, 2018

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The Washington Post

Do High School Dual Enrollment Courses Mean College Credit? Read the Fine Print. - Column

Do High School Dual Enrollment Courses Mean College Credit? Read th...

April 16, 2018

Jay Mathews writes: Loudoun County schools spokesman Wayde Byard said all dual-enrollment courses in the district award credit at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). That is not the same thing as credit toward a four-year degree, which is what I think many people consider “college credit” to mean. Four-year college academic departments decide which two-year college credits they will accept.
Jay Mathews writes: Loudoun County schools spokesman Wayde Byard said all dual-enrollment courses in the district award credit at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). That is not the same thing as credit toward a four-year degree, which is what I think many people consider “college credit” to mean. Four-year college academic departments decide which two-year college credits they will accept.

April 16, 2018

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