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College Is About To Get Its Own Tea Party Apr 29, 2022

Unless colleges and Democrats take preemptive action, the Biden administration’s student loan moratorium qua forgiveness could easily lead to a Republican war on higher education.

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Is It An Apprenticeship? Apr 15, 2022

Unlike cakes, apprenticeships couldn’t be easier to identify: You’re not an apprentice unless and until you’re hired as an employee by an actual employer.

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Who Is The Shohei Ohtani Of Higher Education? Apr 1, 2022

Unless colleges are willing to hire leaders with non-academic backgrounds, most would be better off ditching their presidents for lower cost readily available replacements.

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MasterCrash Mar 19, 2022

Irrational exuberance around master’s degrees is heading for a Soviet-style crash.

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Could Crypto Kill College? Mar 4, 2022

As the value of a typical college degree is increasingly cryptic, crypto could prove to be the last straw.

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Don’t Look Up: Higher Education’s Missing Science/Tech Leaders Feb 18, 2022

Why haven’t colleges and universities kept up with the dramatic changes to the way we work and live? One big reason is that not enough presidents, provosts, and deans have science/tech backgrounds.

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Olympics Of Hypocrisy: At Online Universities, “Global” Is Not World-Class Feb 4, 2022

Universities are no longer ashamed of online education. They’re ashamed of the students who enroll. But Covid marks the end of the era of plausible deniability.

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What Learning Can Learn From Machine Learning Jan 21, 2022

Taking a few bits and bytes from machine learning could go a long way to improving K-12 and postsecondary learning.

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2022: Year Of The Great Convergence Jan 7, 2022

The many education and training offerings U.S. employers are now making available to their employees are a lot of courses, but a long way from a whole meal.

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Succession Over Success: Sending Out An SOS On Accreditation Dec 18, 2021

Like Jeremy Strong, our current process of accreditation is tightly wound but clueless.

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