by Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute If you have kids, at some point you’ve either heard of, supported, or even participated in your local Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or Organization (PTA). These arms-length non-for-profit organizations provide funds and other support to local schools. The new movie, Bad Moms, showcases PTOs in a tremendously poor light (led in a very funny … Continue reading The Insatiable Desire for Fundraising in Education
By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute It seems everywhere one turns these days there is a college or school district advertising for a branding company to help them with marketing. I literally see 3-5 RFPs a week requesting these services, mostly at the postsecondary level. I find this trend somewhat disturbing on a number of levels. On the whole, there is … Continue reading College Brand X, Inc.
By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute At a time when many of us are (consistently) questioning why higher education costs so much comes a report that the University of Cambridge is implementing a $332,000 doctoral degree in business. As reprinted in InsideHigherEd.com, Cambridge is planning on a new four-year doctor of business for October 2017. I am not sure why anyone … Continue reading Monster: How Higher Education Continues to Reach New Lows