I’ll take US Higher Education for $400, Alex

By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Alex: Well, we have a barn burner today, folks. Scott, you’re still in command of the board and close to clinching, so go ahead and make a selection. Scott: Thanks, Alex, let’s go “US Higher Education for $400,” please. Alex: Well, its today’s Daily Double. [crowd goes crazy] Scott: I’ll wager $2,000, Alex. Alex: … Continue reading I’ll take US Higher Education for $400, Alex

Improving Minority Student Participation and Retention in Higher Education.

By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Back in 2005, I was asked by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to conduct a workshop and provide a Q&A on improving minority participation in higher education. This was on the heels of my 2003 Jossey-Bass publication, Retaining Minority Students in Higher Education with friends and colleagues Laura Perna and Ken Redd. I came across … Continue reading Improving Minority Student Participation and Retention in Higher Education.

Now That The SAT Has Been Revised… Let’s Revise How We Use The SAT

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Two days ago, more than a quarter million students around the country sat down for the inaugural debut of the newly revised SAT. The College Board had promised a new SAT to be more representative of their prior learning in school. Traditionally, the ACT is a test that is very reflective of school-based learning, … Continue reading Now That The SAT Has Been Revised… Let’s Revise How We Use The SAT

America’s Newest Scholarship Provider: PornHub

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute I read an interesting article today about a $25,000 scholarship given to a Texas woman who was down on her luck. The 48-year old will use the scholarship to continue her education. MaryAnn Uribe completed a two-year associate’s degree and now wants to complete her BA. The philanthropist in this case is PornHub, one of … Continue reading America’s Newest Scholarship Provider: PornHub

Revolution, Not Reformation

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Well, it’s another school year. Students around the country have started the sojourn back to their elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools—the pathway to enlightenment for some; the tunnel of darkness for others. This year’s return is framed by a political discussion that has raised the platform of education as a federal issue. Although we … Continue reading Revolution, Not Reformation