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.
At Baylor, student government wants to ban "deviate" sex instead of "homosexual acts," and says this would make gay students more welcome. At Creighton, Catholic student group wants to end ticket give-aways for concert by singers who created "Same Love."
The Grambling athletes' boycott is just the latest sign that it's time for historically black colleges to move to Division II, and to spend more of their limited dollars on education, not athletics, writes Aaron N. Taylor.
New pontiff has suggested that church leaders focus less on abortion and homosexuality. So recent actions at Roman Catholic colleges have faculty members wondering if administrators missed the latest from Rome.
Students who favor affirmative action should follow their principles and help minority students -- by choosing not to apply to highly selective colleges, writes Mark Bauerlein.
Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.
State lawyer defending ban on affirmative action suggests U. of Michigan end preference for alumni children -- and Justice Sotomayor objects.
Several justices question the logic of overturning Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions.
Many professors are outraged over an e-mail sent to an academic blogger and over the way Scientific American removed her post describing what happened.
Federal judge finds that system of "duplicative" academic programs at Maryland's public colleges perpetuates segregation and hurts black institutions.
Latino students need colleges and states to focus on completion as well as access, and to reform remedial education, Colorado's lieutenant governor tells fellow educators.