How Sticker Shock Happens

March 28, 2013 | Blog

A colleague who is skeptical of my argument that students and families are susceptible to sticker shock, and that this particularly affects…

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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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Whispered Policies

October 25, 2009 | Blog

Friday’s Chronicle reports on a new study that points out how difficult it can be to identify which colleges and…

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Cal Grants: Spared From Termination?

June 8, 2009 | Blog

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (“Cal Grants may be spared from budget cuts”) that a key legislative committee in California…

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Cal Grant on the Chopping Block

May 22, 2009 | Blog

I thought we’d seen the worst of it when yesterday the California Community College system began discussing enrollment reductions of…

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How Much Can Hiking the Sticker Price Hurt Poor Kids?

April 28, 2009 | Blog

They just give up. Period. My husband drew my attention to a new study published in the April issue of…

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What is the Evidence on High-Tuition High-Aid Models?

April 26, 2009 | Blog

Inquiring minds want to know… and those of us optimistic about the future of education in this country, and the…

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Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head

April 24, 2009 | Blog

Proposed laws to allow undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition rates have generated such controversy in recent years that…

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UPDATE: Higher Ed Cop Out #1

March 31, 2009 | Blog

It’s a trend! According to the New York Times: “Facing fallen endowments and needier students, many colleges are looking more…

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UPDATE: Madison Initiative

March 27, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison’s chancellor is in the midst of spreading the good word about her Initiative for Undergraduates. On the surface, much…

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