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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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January 21, 2011
While faculty endlessly debate general education and requirements for the major, they should also focus on the potential of electives, writes Dan Edelstein.
January 20, 2011
In this space last Friday, Anthony Carnevale strongly and lengthily argued that “college is still worth it.” He implicitly criticized those, including me, who rely on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data showing that the number of college graduates exceeds the number of available jobs that require a college degree.
January 20, 2011
Colleges can and should refrain from investigating applicants’ criminal pasts, writes Marsha Weissman.
January 19, 2011
Why is gun control controversial? Scott McLemee wonders while waiting for the next massacre.
January 18, 2011
Michael Bugeja questions why foundations and universities seem unworried about the way technology and certain business practices are eroding the role of the press.

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