Overachievers

February 23, 2011 | Blog

You don’t get to be a professor at a top university by settling or compromising. You get there by striving,…

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A Little Information Could Go A Long Way

January 14, 2011 | Blog

THIS GUEST POST COMES FROM ROBERT KELCHEN, DOCTORAL CANDIDATE IN EDUCATIONAL POLICY STUDIES AT UW-MADISON. In a new report, Filling…

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Keep An Open Mind

June 24, 2010 | Blog

As discussions about the future of for-profit colleges intensify, my email inbox has begun to fill with inquiries. Why haven’t…

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Helping Ourselves

May 26, 2010 | Blog

There’s a bit of an uproar in California over an arrangement between the for-profit Kaplan University and the California Community…

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College for "Some"

May 25, 2010 | Blog

Richard Vedder and my wife, Sara Goldrick-Rab, squared off yesterday on Patt Morrison’s radio program on Southern California Public Radio…

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I’m Gonna Be Sick

May 5, 2010 | Blog

My email inbox is full of stories sent by friends and colleagues who share my interests in higher education and…

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Race and Debt

April 27, 2010 | Blog

The College Board’s Advocacy and Policy Center reports that “too many students are borrowing more than they are likely able…

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For-Profits vs Community Colleges — The Debate Continues…

April 1, 2010 | Blog

Are students attending for-profit institutions getting their money’s worth, especially compared to attending community college? I’ve tackled this one before….

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Stand Up for SAFRA

March 12, 2010 | Blog

It’s all about the bankers– again. As I’ve said in this blog numerous times, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility…

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Making SAFRA Count

January 28, 2010 | Blog

The end of last year was a busy time for me as I waited out the birth of my daughter…

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