Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Way They Talk About It...

Where 'an elite university' = UC Berkeley, see: An elite university is offering a fast-track program for tech leaders that's more competitive than Stanford
http://www.businessinsider.com/uc-berkeley-met-for-future-tech-leaders-2017-4


"Grimes worried that business and engineering students would come to resent MET students, because they receive special treatment. An analogy provided by a colleague calmed those fears.

"It's like the Navy Seals. They're going through a workload that nobody else is enduring," Grimes says. "Even though not every midshipman is doing the same thing, they respect the ones standing out in the cold water longer, up before the sun rises, to do extra reps.""

And,
"The Haas School and the College of Engineering raised more than $10 million in endowments for the new program."...

"Marjorie DeGraca, executive director of MET, says she saw a large number of engineers walk through her door during her time as the assistant dean of admissions at the Haas School.

"They're coming back because their career has been stopped or because they're not able to make that transition into more of a business function, because they've been labeled in a certain way," DeGraca says."...

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Then,
"Panel endorses bill aimed at reducing number of college students in remedial classes"
https://edsource.org/2017/panel-endorses-bill-aimed-at-reducing-number-of-college-students-in-remedial-classes/580409

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And,
"Why Some Cities and States Are Footing the Bill for Community College"
Americans are often expected to have some level of higher education before they enter the workforce. These political leaders are asking: Shouldn’t government help them along?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/04/community-college-tuition-free/523587/

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"At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate"
Federal figures show the success rate for veterans at some schools is infinitesimal
http://hechingerreport.org/colleges-recruit-veterans-gi-bill-money-none-graduate/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HechingerReport+%28Hechinger+Report%29


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