Week in Review

Jan/22/2015 - 7:58pm

Career College Central Summary:

Ever since President Obama announced in August 2013 his intention to develop a college ratings system, the higher education world has been waiting for the details. The release of a framework last month included a few, but many questions and concerns remain.

Now, college administrators wait for the next promised deadline — the …

Jan/22/2015 - 7:53pm

Career College Central Summary:

Despite, or perhaps, because of, the higher education boom in the years immediately following the Great Recession, colleges and universities are now facing increased financial pressures.  Enrollments are down by nearly one million students from 2012 levels.  These decreases in enrollment have not only hurt everyone’s bottom line, but institutions are now …

Jan/22/2015 - 7:49pm

Career College Central Summary:

When students apply to one of the for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., they sign away their right to seek any legal action against the company if they’re wronged. Now that CCI is selling off 56 of its Everest and WyoTech campuses, the new owners have a chance to end this …

Jan/22/2015 - 7:44pm

Career College Central Summary:

President Obama gave the 2015 State of the Union last night, addressing for the first time a Congress fully controlled by the Republican party.

The president, who at first spoke glowingly about the progress America has made since he first took office in 2009, then moved on to broadly outline his remaining agendas …

Jan/21/2015 - 7:06pm

Career College Central Summary:

On December 9, 2014, dozens of students and faculty from the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) packed into a courtroom to witness the conclusion of an unusual trial.

Since July 2013—when the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) announced it would revoke CCSF’s accreditation—the student-faculty Save CCSF Coalition has scrambled …

Jan/21/2015 - 7:03pm

Career College Central Summary:

This is, of course, speculative – the plan is not going to be passed by this Congress, and if it were enacted it might not work as intended. I’m trying to tease out what the likely effects would be if it did work as intended – if the law passed, states eagerly …

Jan/21/2015 - 6:59pm

Career College Central Summary:

These changes might motivate some part-time students to increase the pace of their attendance, particularly those who attend sporadically for financial reasons. These students likely already receive subsidies that cover the cost of tuition, but some of those subsidies may still be available, or even be expanded, under the administration proposal, so …

Jan/21/2015 - 6:56pm

Career College Central Summary:

The White House has highlighted a range of higher education policy ideas in the days and weeks leading up to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

Some of the proposals — like the free community college plan — are brand-new.

But others are not. The White House, for instance, …

Jan/20/2015 - 6:26pm

Career College Central Summary:

Most would agree that the middle class is being squeezed and could use a break.

So when the White House said that President Barack Obama would announce a new tax plan in the State of the Union address, one that would provide tax breaks for the middle class while forcing the rich to …

Jan/20/2015 - 6:19pm

Career College Central Summary:

President Barack Obama’s proposal to enable Americans to attend community colleges for free for two years shows that Washington still loves nonprofit universities and despises for-profit colleges.

And since the administration can easily deal for-profit colleges a deadly blow, investors should sell out of their for-profit education stocks sooner rather than later.

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