Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Links for 9/9/09

The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that starting salaries for college graduates is down 1.2%, and job offers are down 20%.

Zephyr Teachout on the coming demise of the academy:
Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of sharing information enabled by the Internet. The business model that sustained private U.S. colleges can’t survive…

…at noon on any given day, hundreds of university professors are teaching introductory Spanish, geometry, or Sociology 101. The Internet makes it harder to justify these redundancies, even if they bring a great cultural value…
C. Cryn Johannsen on how the Income Based Repayment program is a disincentive for marriage.

Joe Weisenthal on the tuition bubble. HT: Edububble

Arianna Huffington comes out in favor of vouchers, but apparently can’t quite bring herself to utter the dreaded word. HT: Eduwonk
the federal government, in conjunction with the states, would provide an education allotment for every parent of a K-12 child. Parents would then be free to enroll their child in the school of their choice.

1 comment:

C. Cryn Johannsen said...

Thank you for mentioning my piece about marriage vis-a-vis IBR program.