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Back to school . . .

September 5, 2014
Back to school . . .

It’s back-to-school time for approximately 55 million children and 20 million college students around the country.  For those of us who are educators, it’s an exhilarating – and at times exhausting – time of the year.  Teachers have been busy getting their classrooms ready for the new school year, and college faculty have been...
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“A 0.000007 percent chance”

August 13, 2014
“A 0.000007 percent chance”

Student loans continue to be a popular topic in the media, with most of the stories (at least upon a quick glance) focusing on how terrible the growing volume of student loans is.  A Google news search on one day for the phrase “student...
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A personal educational story

June 30, 2014
A personal educational story

Last week, I published an op-ed on the Education Week website telling the story of a difficult decision our family made about my daughter’s educational future.  I encourage you to read the piece, “Why I Encouraged My Child to Drop Out of High School.”
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NCTQ misses the goal again

June 24, 2014
NCTQ misses the goal again

Originally I was going to title this post “NCTQ fumbles the ball again,” but since it is World Cup season I decided to go with something a little more...
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Undermatching is overblown

June 16, 2014
Undermatching is overblown

The Chronicle of Higher Education website this morning had a feature article titled “The $6 Solution,” which focuses on a college access issue known as “undermatching.”  Undermatching is the...
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Student loan hysteria hits Yahoo

May 27, 2014
Student loan hysteria hits Yahoo

I’ve written in the past about the hysteria surrounding student loans, and the focus in the media about how student loans are the next “bubble.”  I recently published an...
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