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Higher Education in America

 Higher Education in America U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, “Restoring the Promise,” published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's colleges and universities. First, our universities “are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other indu...
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Has College Outlived Its Usefulness? 

by Danny Iny, author of “Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners, and Experts with Something to Teach“ You’ve probably heard it all your life: College is not optional. If you’re going to succeed at life, you’d better have that degree — and the more “prestigious” the school you get it from, the better. But does college really make sense anymore? For many young people — perhaps even most young people — it does not. We believe traditional education is needed bec...
Tags: Startups, Education, College, New York University, Tertiary Education, U S Census Bureau, Richard Arum, Josipa Roksa, Thinking Aloud, Danny Iny, Mirasee Best


Podcast #449: Faster and Cheaper Alternatives to College

Every year the cost of a four-year college degree goes up, forcing young people to take on massive amounts of student debt for an education that often doesn’t even prepare them well for the jobs of today. My guest today argues that there’s a better, cheaper, and faster way to prepare for gainful employment. His name is Ryan Craig, he’s the Managing Director of University Ventures, an investment firm reimagining the future of higher education, and the author of A New U: Faster + Cheaper Altern...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Harry, Start, Ryan, Richard Arum, Ryan Craig, University Ventures, Ryan Ryan, Biggest Financial Regrets of College, Mike Rowe Galvanize How, Twitter University Ventures Listen


Is College Education Worth It?

By Walter E. Williams The bottom line is that college is not for everyone. There is absolutely no shame in a youngster's graduating from high school and learning a trade. Walter E. Williams USA – -(Ammoland.com)- August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions.A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and tax...
Tags: Guns, Education, South Africa, New York University, University Of North Carolina, UNC, U S Department of Education, Ohio University, National Conference of State Legislatures, Richard Arum, Center for College Affordability, Gun Rights News, NCSL, USA Ammoland, Walter E Williams, Walter E WilliamsWalter E Williams


60 schools across the US are using a genius strategy to boost kids' attendance rates

In August 2016, Whirlpool announced it had found a simple solution to kids chronically missing class: Give schools washing machines. As part of its Care Counts program, the company found that giving 17 schools in Missouri and California led to 90% of kids attending school more often and 89% greater class participation — all from kids having clean clothes to wear to school. On May 1, Whirlpool announced it was partnering with Teach for America to expand the program to 60 total schools in 10 US sc...
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Whirlpool is giving washers and dryers to 60 schools across the US to boost attendance rates

In August 2016, Whirlpool announced it had found a simple solution to kids chronically missing class: Give schools washing machines. As part of its Care Counts program, the company found that giving 17 schools in Missouri and California led to 90% of kids attending school more often and 89% greater class participation — all from kids having clean clothes to wear to school. On May 1, Whirlpool announced it was partnering with Teach for America to expand the program to 60 total schools in 10 US sc...
Tags: California, Scotland, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Missouri, Bill Gates, St Louis, Whirlpool, Riddle, University of California Irvine, Richard Arum, Saudia Arabia, Arum, New Orleans Chicago Atlanta


Whirlpool gave washers and dryers to 17 schools in Illinois and California and attendance rates shot up — here's why

Whirlpool found a simple solution to kids chronically missing class: Give schools washing machines. As part of its Care Counts program, the home-appliance company donated a washer and dryer to 17 schools in two districts in St. Louis, Missouri and Fairfield, California.  When Whirlpool compared attendance rates to how often schools did laundry, the data revealed startling progress. During the 2015-2016 school year, teachers and other staff members told students to bring in whatever laundry the...
Tags: California, US, America, Trends, Fairfield, Bill Gates, Illinois, St Louis, Whirlpool, Riddle, St Louis Missouri, University of California Irvine, Richard Arum, Arum, Lindstrom, Fairfield California


Giving low-income schools washing machines solves one of their biggest problems

Chronic absenteeism is one of the biggest problems facing America's low-income schools. Some six million kids miss at least 15 days a year for numerous reasons: sickness, lack of interest, family responsibilities, drugs. But a less talked-about reason kids might not show up is that they don't have clean clothes, and feel too embarrassed to come to school dirty. As a result, they might skip days on end, setting them back academically and burdening the system overall. Whirlpool has a simple soluti...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Fairfield, Bill Gates, St Louis, Whirlpool, Riddle, St Louis Missouri, University of California Irvine, Richard Arum, Arum, Lindstrom, Fairfield California, Central Middle School


Making college matter

Leo M. Lambert, Elon University and Peter Felten, Elon University Over the next several weeks 18.4 million students will be headed to colleges and universities in the United States. They, their families and taxpayers are making a monumental investment in the futures of these students, believing, correctly, that an undergraduate education is foundational to success in a global and knowledge-based economy. Many students arrive in college without a clear sense of purpose or direction. That is to...
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The Coming College Divestiture

Thirty years ago, William J. Bennett became Ronald Reagan's second Secretary of Education. He succeeded Terrell Bell, whose major accomplishment was issuing the landmark 1983 report, A Nation At Risk, which decried "a rising tide of mediocrity" in the nation's elementary and secondary schools. Though a fundamentally decent man, Bell was not a reformer. Reagan pledged during his 1980 campaign to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Bell never really had Reagan's ear and was shown the door...
Tags: White House, Milwaukee, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Huffington Post, Bell, University Of Wisconsin, Bennett, Ohio State University, George H W Bush, Purdue, Georgia State University, Mitch Daniels, William J Bennett, Terrell Bell