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October 22, 2018
A new report points to the need to challenge the cult of rankings, writes Jim Jump.
October 22, 2018
Assertions about the value of the humanities should not be predominantly defensive responses to those who mistakenly deride the economic outcomes of such an education, warns Robert Newman.
October 22, 2018
They prepare students for the challenges they will confront in their professional, political, social and cultural lives, argues Elizabeth H. Bradley.

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October 22, 2018
Opinions not backed by facts on community colleges.
October 22, 2018
Facebook's bad data ruined lives. Are we sufficiently vigilant in education?
October 22, 2018
The dispute raises fascinating intellectual questions about why racism affects minority groups in such different ways.

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March 27, 2006
Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.
March 24, 2006
Shari Wilson considers why professors create so many barriers to interacting with others -- and the personal costs of such divides.
March 23, 2006
The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.
March 22, 2006
Once a band gets to the recording studio, lawyers often grab the microphone. Scott McLemee asks a musicologist if that's a good thing.
March 21, 2006
Wick Sloane on what got said (and what didn't) at Monday's public hearing before the higher ed commission.

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