College101’s Stig Leschly writes a policy brief on the need for innovation in higher education for AEI’s Conservative Education Reform Network.
A few weeks ago, I blogged about the reluctance of US college accreditors to discipline their member colleges for poor student outcomes or low-grade academic programming. Accreditors, according to our research, devote a mere 3% of their formal oversight activities to policing worrisome student outcomes or academic programing. That accreditors skirt regulating college quality is inexplicable, College Accreditors: ‘New Colleges Need Not Apply’ … READ MORE
Some years back, then US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan quipped that US college accreditors are “watchdogs that don’t bark.” I chuckled at the refrain, which struck me intuitively as correct. I have since heard it repeated often by higher education critics on both the left and the right. But, as much as Arne Duncan’s College Accreditors: ‘Watchdogs That Don’t Bark’ … READ MORE
The federal government recently released a new batch of data on the earnings outcomes of students in 4-year colleges in the US. The new data, in their most eye-popping dimension, pin down every 4-year college in the US by the salary results of students ten years after they start college. The data reveal alarming patterns Eyeballing College Earnings … READ MORE
I live in Massachusetts, went to graduate school here, and teach entrepreneurship part-time at Harvard Business School. So, with my backyard in mind, I take a close look in this blog at the college scene in the Commonwealth. What I lay out here might surprise you. Pockets of Abysmal Graduation Rates. Graduation rates are shockingly Concerning Commonwealth Colleges … READ MORE