Arne Duncan’s Got it All Wrong, Again

September 26, 2013 | Blog

I’m just back from Washington DC and now unhappily certain that President Obama is headed in the wrong direction with…

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Three Radical Ideas for Improving (not Reforming) Higher Education

September 20, 2013 | Blog

While watching the annual Gates Postsecondary Education Convening from afar via twitter, I am struck by the apparent absence of…

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Reality Check: Obama is Standing for Students

August 27, 2013 | Blog

Since when did an effort to ensure that students receive a high-quality affordable education in exchange for their financial aid…

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What We Need to Hear from the President

August 24, 2013 | Blog

Reviewing the range of responses to President Obama’s plan to reduce college costs, and the questions that are being raised…

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Mr. President: Don’t Cave to the Higher-Education Lobby

August 22, 2013 | Blog

Cross-posted from the Chronicle of Higher Ed.  Over all, I’m a fan of President Obama’s proposal to rate colleges and…

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Obama’s 2nd Term: NOW is the Time

November 7, 2012 | Blog

” Mitt Romney will LOSE this election,” says CNN…. We worked hard for this moment. Now, let’s make it worthwhile….

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Food for Thought

September 12, 2012 | Blog

Last Saturday night my family attended a benefit concert for Haiti Allies, a local program that has been worked in…

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Back to School

September 5, 2012 | Blog

Today our son entered public school. The first day of kindergarten was the theme of my Facebook news feed, as…

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Things That Make Me Go Hmm….(Part 2)

December 3, 2011 | Blog

Hot off the presses, recent news that has me scratching my head, or otherwise up in arms… (1) Raising tuition…

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Duncan Speaks

July 2, 2009 | Blog

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today delivered a major speech on the Obama Administration’s teacher quality priorities before the National…

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