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.
Black and Latino young people are greatly underrepresented at selective colleges and overrepresented at open-access institutions -- and the trends are worsening.
Unprecedented federal settlement finding a middle school violated Title IX by discriminating against a transgender student has legal implications for colleges, too, experts say.
If all the physics professors at a college are men, is that a sign of bias? Not according to analysis by the American Institute of Physics.
Student sues Pima Community College, claiming she was suspended for objecting to students using Spanish instead of English in class.
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.
The law and the logic on which colleges have relied are both becoming harder to defend, writes Stephen T. Asma.
Whatever one thinks of current forms of affirmative action, it's time to focus more on economics, writes Matthew Gaertner.
Eastman Chemical's lawsuit raises issues about academic and corporate research and conflicts of interest.
Federal judge's ruling involving community college professor suggests new legal strategy for same-sex couples who work in public higher ed in states that ban gay marriage.
In wake of Supreme Court ruling, 37 college groups issue declaration on educational value of having a diverse student body.
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