[Ed2] In 2008, a professor at a “college of last resort” explains his skepticism.
[Ed4] Education Realist has some worthy thoughts about the teacher shortage. As with the doctor shortage, the question to me isn’t whether one exists but how it exists: in what places and what specialties.
[Ed5] Chad Wellmon wonders what happened to general education. Fair point about finance and football, but fraternities are on the downward slope these days and arguably one of the more traditional education things being eased out of existence.
[Ed6] Politico points out that Trump hasn’t done much to back up his talk on college affordability. Well, okay, but near as I can tell the only major politician to actually do something about college costs (instead of just shifting them around) is Rick Perry.
[Ed7] Peter Finucchio looks at a Republican prposal to forgive student loans in return for delaying social security.
[Ed8] Conor Williams wonders if white families aren’t intruding in bilingual schools. I understand the concern, but really the #1 thing bilingual schools should want is positive attention from white people.
[Ed9] Nayley Glatter wonders if it isn’t time to do away with applicant interviews. A friend who would know suggests that they’re more about alumni donations than student selections.