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The Good Old Boy and Modern Education

WARNING: This is a long bloody post.  Apologies in advance.  You were warned.

As a substitute teacher, I see many different types of students.  I teach (if you can call it teaching) in a county that’s pretty well split down the middle between an affluent west, along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, and a poorer, rural east.  1,427 more words

Vanitas Vanitatum

Daily Links -- November 19th

Mark Steyn describing the problems with “hate speech” and the naivete of people who think they should be able to police it. I’ve certainly thought and probably said out loud things similar to what this Traynor guy is saying, but the idea of “unambiguously destructive, hateful speech” and more difficult, who gets to determine this designation, seems designed for even more developed Orwellian places than we currently inhabit. 692 more words

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Almost every parent in the world wants college for their child

A survey asking parents in 15 countries revealed that 89% of them want their children to go to college.

Although parents around the world have different views on what a good education should provide at different stages, they are united in their high educational aspirations for their children, with nearly nine in 10 (89%) parents wanting their children to go to university.

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Higher Education Bubble

Reduce college dropout rates by only admitting qualified students

One way to lower the college dropout rate is by providing extensive remediation and financial aid to students who struggle to stay in college.   Another way is by restricting admission and financial aid to students who are prepared to handle the course work. 416 more words

Financial Aid

Federal aid programs allow colleges 'blithely to raise their tuitions'

New York Times economics pundit Eduardo Porter explains “Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark”, allowing ‘colleges “blithely to raise their tuitions,” at little benefit to students’. 395 more words

Higher Education Bubble

You probably need a college degree to get hired as a secretary.

Only college graduates need apply for secretarial jobs.

More than half of employers now require a college credential for all jobs, and nearly one-third now hire college graduates for jobs that previously went to high-school graduates, according to a 2013 CareerBuilder survey of 2,600 hiring managers.

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Jobs After College

Student debt doubled for high-income families

Borrowing for college among high-income families increased from 24% to 50% over the last twenty years.  Similar increases occurred among middle-income families.

… A new Pew Research Center analysis of recently released government data finds that the increase in the rate of borrowing over the past two decades has been much greater among graduates from more affluent families than among those from low-income families.

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Financial Aid