When parents, teachers, lawmakers and communities debate over which part of the American education system should receive the most scrutiny or support, adult education, specifically General Educational Development (GED), is rarely in contention. Conceptually adult education programs serve those who depart school without diplomas and are now seeking a credential to access the workforce or postsecondary opportunities.
Over the past couple of years the censoring of self-expression has been a hot topic on many campuses. Recently the media washed ashore a new wave of controversy concerning Hampton University’s business school policy that restricts MBA students from wearing their hair in locs (or what is more commonly referred to as “Dread-locs”). This comes on the heels of the brouhaha that developed following the implementation of a written dress code policy at Morehouse College.
In recent years the higher education community has focused more on the role institutions’ play in student success. For a long time the blame for failure has been laid squarely at the feet of students. If a student dropped out of college it was assumed that they were unmotivated, under-prepared, or lacked the aptitude required to be a college graduate. The fact that dropouts were admitted meant that they somehow fell through an admissions crack undetected.
Len Niehoff worked on the legal team that saved affirmative action during the last Supreme Court review of the practice. As a law school teacher, he writes that he finds the arguments even more compelling.
Kent John Chabotar wants faculty members and students to be more open to those who disagree with them.
Women sociologists with children are more likely than those without to have tenured jobs, study finds.
A Nevada community college student files a federal lawsuit over explicitly sexual class assignments and alleged harassment.
Federal judge throws out suit by woman who rejected a counseling program's requirements that gay patients be treated in a supportive manner.
Southern accreditor finds insufficient progress after two years that the historically black college was on probation.
Obama administration gives undocumented students a way to avoid deportation. While some advocates for the students see major advance, others note what new policy doesn't cover.
Members of the American Association for Affirmative Action discuss their views -- as the Supreme Court gets ready to consider a key case.
Asian-American groups urge Supreme Court to bar race-conscious admissions, renewing debate over the impact of such policies.
New study -- in challenge to a 2007 finding -- says black graduates of historically black colleges fare better in their careers than do those who earn degrees from other institutions.