Posted on October 20, 2017
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Posted on October 17, 2017
This is a real headline from a real newsletter I received this morning: “Higher ed leaders discuss free speech at closed-door meeting,” based on an article in Inside Higher Ed (https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/10/16/college-presidents-and-provosts-gather-consider-issues-free-speech).
Now I know that typically we present you with the most compelling reasons to take action and get back to school. Could be financial, personal or professional. We believe to our core that getting moving will change your life. Our platform was built to empower your role in that school-student relationship.
And that is why we created www.WhatsBestforMe.com.
But this headline and story is just too ridiculous to ignore – particularly for advocates of education and students, A meeting about “free speech” held in a “closed-door meeting” at a university? It’s gotta be an April Fool’s joke.
But, alas it is neither April nor a joke!
Even worse, at least optically, is that students were not invited; only executives. Wasn’t the point of the meeting to have a constructive dialogue to identify the problem and explore solutions? Students do outnumber faculty and administrators by a factor of 20; so why not include them in a true discussion?
To be clear, this meeting – and dozens more like it around the country — is about the internal conflicts between controversial speech and controlled environments. This is about school executives often being more concerned about lowering the volume and avoiding litigation than discussing these real issues and providing an outcome-based education for “traditional” and “non-traditional” learners alike.
So here’s today’s message – as you consider which school to choose, think about what they say vs what they do.
At www.WhatsBestforMe.com our advice is simple: choose the college, university, career school or certification program that best matches your needs and your view of the world. If nothing else, let’s turn this ridiculous “problem” into an astonishing “solution.” The whole point of going to school – as a first-timer at 18 or a returner at 38 – is to learn, listen and apply both to the rest of your life…personal and professional.
How does the school that we connect with you rank on that scale for you?
Posted on October 13, 2017
Driving career education and training into “traditional” colleges and community colleges is finally “a thing” – and that’s a good thing.
Posted on October 10, 2017
Sometimes, all you need to do is put the breaks on, and explore in order to find out what you truly love.
Posted on October 8, 2017
Which one would you choose?
Posted on October 3, 2017
“It is never too late to pick up where you left off and go back to school. That door is always wide open.” #LifeHappens
Posted on September 29, 2017
Posted on September 26, 2017
So, Flatiron School surveyed a bunch of young adults about how they see and value their higher education experience and perspective.
Guess what? You could have told me the results without spending the time and money they did. Continue reading
Posted on September 22, 2017
“Just 28% of single moms who entered college between 2003 and 2009 received a degree or certificate within six years. That’s compared to 40% of married mothers and 57% of women in college without children.”
Posted on September 19, 2017
“Juggling coursework and a full-time job can be tough, but there are ways to make it work.”