Friday, August 23, 2013

Reactions to Obama Higher Ed Speech, more

The Core Problems with ObamaEd
The most important fact about President Obama’s speech about college affordability in Buffalo is that he left out the three core problems facing higher education today--or he made them worse. These problems are:

1. public funding cuts, which has caused outright poverty for the local colleges most likely to serve poor students
2. lack of professional autonomy, in which faculty, staff, and students are not allowed to do their jobs without constant interference from external bureaucrats
3. inadequate educational quality, in which student learning is eclipsed by entry and exit statistics
read the full post: The Core Problems with ObamaEd
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and: Obama’s Liberal Band-Aid for Higher Ed
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Obama's own reflections on matters covered in his speech.
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LA Times: on State Audit of UC on Title IX

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