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How to make college affordable again: _Paying the Price_

Our reading of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price concludes, as we have reached the last chapter and two appendixes.  The book has been a powerful, meticulously researched, and vital work for anyone interested in American education.  (Click here to find all posts and … Continue reading

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Paying the Price: readers get creative, City of Broken Dreams, and Getting to Graduation

Our reading of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price continues, as we reach some of the last chapters. It’s a powerful, meticulously researched, and vital book for anyone interested in American education.  (Click here to find all posts and discussion on the reading … Continue reading

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The new NMC Horizon Report for higher education is out

The 2017 New Media Consotrium Horizon Report on higher education has just appeared.  It’s free to download and read, and also to remix and brood upon.  There’s also a video and infographic. I’d like to summarize some of its findings … Continue reading

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Paying the Price: family matters, academic success, and financial aid

Let’s continue with our reading of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price.  It’s a powerful, meticulously researched, and vital book for anyone interested in American education.  (Click here to find all posts and discussion on the reading so far) In this post … Continue reading

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Paying the Price on students trying to live through college

Let’s continue with our reading of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price.  It’s a powerful, meticulously researched, and vital book for anyone interested in American education. In this post I’ll discuss the next two chapters, 4+5, “Making Ends Meet” and “On Their Own”.  … Continue reading

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Paying the Price, chapters 2 and 3: Pell grants and the real price of higher education

Let’s continue with our reading of Paying the Price. In this post I’ll discuss the next two chapters, “The Cost and Price of a College Education” and “Who Gets Pell?”   I’ll outline their contents, then  ask some discussion questions. You can … Continue reading

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Starting to read _Paying the Price_: Introduction and Possible Lives.

Our new book club reading begins.  Let’s dive right into Paying the Price. In this post I’ll discuss the first two sections, the book’s introduction and chapter 1: Possible Lives.  For each one I’ll outline their contents.  Then I’ll ask … Continue reading

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