Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Links for 6/30/10

So you can’t get your student loans discharged in a bankruptcy. Have you tried suing your parents instead?
Ian Quillen
Online learning is spreading quickly in U.S. schools, with 27 percent of high school students saying they were enrolled in at least one online course in 2009, nearly double the 14 percent enrolled in 2008…
The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, an independent committee that advises Congress and the secretary of education on national policy, presented a report in Washington on Friday that did not bode well for low-income college students seeking degrees.

The report, entitled “The Rising Price of Inequality” sent a clear message to the federal government: without a broad increase in need-based state and federal aid, fewer low-income students will have the resources to remain enrolled in college and earn degrees over the next decade...
KC Johnson
Few higher education groups have as pernicious an agenda as the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The diversity-obsessed organization combines an unrelenting campaign against quality---especially at schools whose student bodies are more middle- or working-class---with an Orwellian tendency to use words to describe their opposite…

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