Takedown of Online Education

Posted on June 3, 2019

“Online education has not lived up to its potential, according to a new report, which said fully online course work contributes to socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps while failing to be more affordable than traditional courses. The report aims to make a research-driven case discouraging federal policymakers from pulling back on consumer protections in the name of educational innovation.” Continue reading

Fewer than half of public colleges are affordable, report finds

Posted on May 31, 2019

“The share of public colleges considered affordable decreased between the 2012-13 and 2016-17 academic years, according to a new report from the National College Access Network (NCAN). NCAN defines an affordable college as one with a total cost of attendance not exceeding the combination of: its average grant and federal loan awards; average expected family contribution for Pell Grant recipients; average Federal-Work Study award; and summer wages, plus $300. ” Continue reading

5 Seriously Stunning Facts About Higher Education in America

Posted on May 29, 2019

“Recently, some rich people and well-known celebrities  got caught cheating to get their kids into elite universities. They bribed sports coaches, cheated the SAT, and fabricated phony credentials. Beyond the scams of the rich and famous, though, there are other surprising facts about college in America. Facts closer to our everyday experiences. Here are five.” Continue reading

Are Online Business Courses Worth It?

Posted on May 20, 2019

“If you can’t spend the time or the money for a graduate degree in business is an online course or program the next best thing? After all, taking an online course from a big brand business school doesn’t require weeks or months of studying for a standardized test. You can do it without having to quit your job or make long sacrifices of time from your family. And it costs just a fraction of what you would pay in a full- or part-time MBA program, or for that matter, an online MBA or Executive MBA program.” Continue reading

The Importance of Alternatives to College

Posted on May 17, 2019

Delighted to be working with Ryan Craig and Cassidy Leventhal of University Ventures on our AlternativestoCollege.com the NEW online directory of faster + cheaper alternatives to college, based on Ryan’s book. We discuss the desperate need for this website, problems in higher education and hopes for the future.

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