Saturday, October 25, 2014

Is the U.S. Falling Behind in Higher Education?


By Mary Ellen Flannery The United States, once the global leader in the production of a most singular resource—its talent pool of college graduates—is losing ground to emerging nations like South Korea and China. The recent, “Education at a Glance,” an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), found that about [...]

For-Profit Colleges Face Tougher Regulations


By Mary Ellen Flannery Those for-profit colleges that take in millions of federal tax dollars but turn out graduates with mountains of debt and worthless degrees will have to do better for their students. Long awaited regulations released this week by the Department of Education make it clear that those “career colleges” risk losing their [...]