Category Archives: future of education

Some thoughts on the future of museums

From the excellent Center for the Future of Museums comes a fascinating roundtable discussion. The prompt was clear: “what is the future for museums?” Several themes emerged from my perspective. Nearly every speaker assigned a growing importance to access and … Continue reading

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Another college to close: intimations of mortality in higher education

Sometimes even a queen sacrifice won’t help.  This week Marian Court College, a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution in the Boston area, announced it would close. What ended Marian Court?  Declining enrollment, primarily.  As a tuition-dependent school with a tiny … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifices announced across fourteen North Carolina campuses

Fourteen campuses in the University of North Carolina system will cut academic programs, according to the Daily Tarheel.  The system’s board of governors voted this past Friday to cut 46 programs in what looks like one of the biggest queen sacrifices I’ve tracked … Continue reading

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Higher education becomes even more unequal, and a major proposal

American higher education is becoming even more unequal, according to Moody’s.  Universities with the largest endowments now own a larger share of the entire sector’s wealth than previously. Some data to consider: The 10 richest universities in America hold nearly a … Continue reading

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More interest in connecting seniors to higher education

The New York Times has caught up to me.  Well, not just me, but to several of us in higher education who are exploring the idea that colleges and universities should market themselves to senior citizens. The Times piece is actually … Continue reading

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What American educational oligarchy looks like in 2015

It seems like the fact of drastic educational inequality is becoming more widely known in the United States of 2015.  At the same time, gaps of race and class are widening and normalizing.  And we refuse to do anything about it, … Continue reading

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Three years of writing about education’s future

It’s hard to believe that, as of this month’s report, FTTE has run for three years. Three years ago I shared the first issue of Future Trends in Technology and Education.  Back then it was just called Future Trends, and … Continue reading

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