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Our next reading: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

Last week I asked you all to vote for the next reading in our online book club.  After some good discussion and 88 votes, the selection was clear: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in … Continue reading

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Which book should we read next?

What should we read next for our online book club?  We just finished Sara Goldrick-Rab’s 2017 work on financial aid, Paying the Price . Since 2014 we’ve been reading books covering different ways of approaching education, technology, and the future.  Titles have included … Continue reading

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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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