Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NRU - back to school edition

It's late ... but better late than never, as they say.

PBS was getting into the whole back to school vibe.  They provided two pieces on how to for parents -- how to help with homework (without being a nag or a helicopter parent) and how to get involved in school.  Both pieces that folks with kids in school might find interesting ... especially because they come from "experts" - oh how we love experts! What would we do without them??

More on California state colleges and universities and the decline of transfers.  This article only provides un-analyzed numbers, but the issue is real.  I think I said a while ago that it was not possible for transfers to solve the lack of space for students -- even if we accounted for the out-of-state student funding plan -- we do not have the spaces in higher ed we need.

I am at a loss as to how to adequately address this article about student debt -- it had me fuming at the first paragraph.  Should we really be comparing ITT student debt with all college debt?? This is a real issue, but it needs to be dealt with in a more responsible manner if we are going to find solutions.

One more thing to think about the underprivileged and college success presented through the positives.  These are the kinds of research projects I would like to do .... someday.

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