By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO of Educational Policy Institute and EPI International Every two years, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education releases its biennial report, “Measuring Up,” which documents the progress (or lack thereof) of states and the nation on an assortment of indicators, including college preparation, high school completion, college access, affordability, college completion, and ROI (returns on investment). The Center … Continue reading Time to Measure Up
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO of Educational Policy Institute and EPI International No, it’s not the economy. Not the Iraq and Afghan wars. Nor is it about Bill Ayers (who was on Good Morning America this morning; a must see interview). No, it seems the media (that bad, bad liberal media) is focused on… yes, where the Obama children will go to school (see our … Continue reading Public or Private: What Should the Obamas Do?
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute It’s been quite a week. While I harbor in the confines of the Dallas Sheraton Hotel, within a city that does not exactly embody the tenets of the Democratic Party, I reflect on “the week that was.” And it is one for the record books. Barely three days after the fact, with the initial euphoria tamped … Continue reading The Election was Easy: Now the Hard Part
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO of Educational Policy Institute and EPI International My friends and colleagues at The College Board (dot.com, no less), led by the industrious Sandy Baum, released the annual Trends in College Pricing report yesterday. As many of our readers know, I am quite familiar with the Trends reports, having co-directed that series in the late 1990s. In fact, I had dinner … Continue reading $17,000 a Year… Scary as Hell!
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO, Educational Policy InstituteS This morning I was privileged to speak at the Strengthening the Pipeline to Support Latino/a College Students workshop in San Antonio, TX. The workshop, sponsored by the NASPA Latino/a Knowledge Community, the Educational Policy Institute, Excelencia in Education, and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) welcomed educators from around the country to explore … Continue reading From Thought to Action on the Latino Front