Rather than pursue an educational approach that will most likely fail, we should let students enroll in the fall with no tuition or living expenses charged, argues Amihai Glazer. The common approach of colleges and universities during the coronavirus crisis is to continue instruction remotely. That is likely to fail. This is not the first time that the education of young adults has been disrupted.
Here’s Why Trade Schools Continue to Suck So Badly
Philosophers Don’t Get Much Respect, But Their Earnings Don’t Suck | FiveThirtyEight
For-profit colleges—aka trade schools—have a terrible track record. On average, their students rack up tons of debt and very few of them ever graduate. So why is it so hard to do something about them? Henry Farrell asks Suzanne Mettler about the politics of these schools:. Democrats worried about poverty used to defend for-profit colleges against fiscally conservative Republicans.
Philosophers Don’t Get Much Respect, But Their Earnings Don’t Suck
We need more welders and less philosophers. Today, he doubled-down on his riff during a campaign stop at the Jersey Grille in Davenport, Iowa. The fortunes of philosophers — or at least philosophy majors — are a mixed bag, ranging from college teaching adjuncts who can barely pay their rent to tech entrepreneurs. In general, humanities and liberal arts majors tend to have high unemployment rates 9. Bar none, philosophy majors have the highest salary growth trajectory from entry to mid-career.
For the past several weeks, families, college leaders and even lawmakers have been focused on the question of whether students will be returning to campuses this fall. One of the most devastating consequences of the public health crisis and the accompanying economic downturn for colleges and their students could be the way in which it exacerbates the inequality already present in the system. The fact that this widening of the gulf could come at a time when the nation is grappling with systemic racism and the institutions that perpetuate it is particularly troubling. A small subset of relatively elite colleges suck up most of the money and attention devoted to higher education.