Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Political Attractiveness of “Last-Dollar” Scholarships

The old adage about there being no such thing as a free lunch may hold true regarding a turkey sandwich on rye bread, but free lunches can happen in the world of higher education. An example of this is the … Continue reading

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Should There Be Gainful Employment for College Athletes?

College athletics, particularly the big-revenue sports of NCAA Division I football and basketball, have been in the news lately for less-than-athletic reasons. The recent push by the Northwestern football team to unionize has led to further discussion of whether college … Continue reading

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Come See Me at AERA!

I’m involved in two presentations at this weekend’s gigantic American Educational Research Association conference in Philadelphia. (And I’m not kidding about the gigantic part. There are often more than 100 sessions going on at any particular time!) “Making Sense of … Continue reading

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The Black Hole of PLUS Loan Outcomes

Much of the debate about improving federal higher education data quality has focused on whether a student unit record dataset is necessary in order to give students, their families, and policymakers the information they need in order to make better … Continue reading

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