Earlier today, Elyse Ashburn of The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote about the cost of higher education in her piece, News Analysis: Higher-Education Misperceptions, Myths, and the Media. In the article, Ms. Ashburn discusses recent findings from Jane Wellman’s group, the Delta Project. Continue reading My First College Fair
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute All the major education rags focused on it today. The Chronicle of Higher Education, InsideHigherEd.com, and Education Week all covered US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s speech on teacher education at Teachers College in New York City, mostly because they weren’t sure what he was going to say. Only a few weeks earlier, Secretary Duncan lambasted … Continue reading Teacher, Teacher, Can You Teach Me?
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute Wow. What a day. Unless you are under a rock, you know by now that President Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize (EPI’s Board Member, Lloyd Axworthy, was nominated for the same prize back in 1997). The Peace Prize is one of the most significant international awards, having been awarded approximately 100 times … Continue reading What the Nobel Peace Prize Means to America
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO of Educational Policy Institute and EPI International The conduct of public discourse in the United States worries me. Over the last few months, we’ve seen ugly, staged scenes of aggression and partisanship at health care public meetings; brutal disregard at the President’s speech to Congress; and the total politicization of the President’s Education Address to students. If those instances aren’t … Continue reading When Politics and Education Run Afoul
By Watson Scott Swail, President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute Today I write from Bogota, Colombia, where I presented yesterday at the International Forum on Student Retention in Higher Education, a large conference sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Colombia. We will provide information on this conference as it becomes readily available on the web in the next few weeks. I was pleased to serve … Continue reading Student Retention: Perspectives from Bogota