Higher Education

Improving college success rates and affordability, and bringing accountability to the sector

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Rethinking the Carnegie Unit

By stressing the amount of time students spend in the classroom rather than their mastery of subjects, the Carnegie Unit masks the quality of teaching and learning in the nation’s schools and colleges. But alternatives aren’t simple. Continue reading

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Tackling the College Remedial Education Crisis

A network of community colleges and universities is rethinking remedial math, and achieving impressive early results Continue reading

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Bring the Concept of Value to Higher Education

A major contributing factor to the skyrocketing cost of college is the virtual absence of the concept of value in the higher education marketplace. Continue reading

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Tell the Truth About Colleges

Making public information about how well colleges are educating their students would help introduce the concept of value into higher education for the first time Continue reading

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Measuring What Matters Most in Higher Education

Commercial college rankings mostly measure wealth, fame and exclusivity. What we really need to know is how well colleges and universities educate their students. Continue reading

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