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More and More US Colleges Face Closure

Posted on August 9, 2017 in Education Higher Education US Education System

A crisis of sorts seems to have hit US education in that more and more colleges across the nation are apparently shutting down. As a matter of fact as many as 5%, US colleges either closed down or were not able to avail of federal grant last year. The number of schools nationwide that were […]

THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA’S SUPREME COURT AGREES TO LOWER THE THRESHOLD FOR PASSING BAR EXAMS

Posted on August 8, 2017 in Education Higher Education Law Bar Exams Threshold

The state of California has for a long time had a reputation for having the most challenging bar exams in the US. The good news for every aspiring law student is that the California supreme court, which governs the bar exams has made a ruling to revise the certification score threshold. Although the new score […]

Orange Coast College Hosts Corpse Plant Event

Posted on August 1, 2017 in Higher Education

This week tons and tons of people are said to be attracted to Orange Coast College campus. The attention is said to be brought on by a rare and smelly flower that is expected to bloom. The rare flower is said to have a corpse-like smell. On Wednesday, June 28 the Amorphophallus titanum plant (corpse […]

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What Is The Real Value of a College Degree?

Posted on July 13, 2017 in Education Higher Ed. Higher Education

Add to the growing cynic’s list of things colleges may be the entry of daycare centers for grown up kids. It seems that these colleges, who once had as their mission the education of the young, have even found a way to make their charges pay for their four year supervision. Through the advent of […]

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Rising Dollar Amount of Student Loans May Signal Higher-Ed Bubble

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Education Higher Ed. Higher Education Public Education Student Loan Debt

Experts have been warning for some time over the rapidly inflating amount of outstanding student loan debt. Student loan debt now stands at close to 10 percent of the gross national product of the United States. While that, in itself, may not be hugely worrying, there are other aspects of the phenomenal growth in student […]

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The Little Known Supreme Court Case that Turned U.S. Higher-Ed Into Credential Mills

Posted on July 9, 2017 in Education Higher Ed. Higher Education

While many aspects of the Civil Rights Era were necessary and commendable, such as the work of Dr. Martin Luther King in ensure equality of opportunity for all Americans, other phenomena from that era have had decidedly unintended and even negative consequences.   One of those things, that almost no one has ever heard of, […]

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Higher Education’s Cost Disease

Posted on July 6, 2017 in Education Higher Education Public Education

Over the last 50 years, the price of a college education has more than quintupled, in real terms. This would be alarming on its own. Most people expect things to get cheaper with time. Smartphones, personal computers and even automobiles are arguably far superior to what they were 50 years ago, and all of those […]

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