Weekly Education News Wrap-Up: Nov. 21

November 21st, 2011 by admin

education-news-headlines-ts71086696A Lazy River Ride to a Higher Ed Crisis
Huffington Post
As debates about the state of U.S. higher education continue to heat up, Andrew S. Rosen takes a stand on the current priorities of private and public universities alike, claiming that the focus needs to switch from resort-like campus amenities back to faculty, quality education and affordable degrees.

Five Myths about Student Loans
Washington Post
Do you think you know all there is to know about student loans and the education debt crisis? Mark Kantrowitz debunks five myths about the debate that might affect how you view the situation, including that student loan forgiveness will stimulate the economy, all education debt is good debt, student loans go away with bankruptcy, widespread student loan defaults will worsen the national deficit, and the federal government should get out of the student loan business.

How to Kick Off Your Student Loan Repayments

U.S. News & Word Report
If you graduated from college this past May, your six-month post-grad breather time before student loan repayment begins is already over, and you need to start thinking about how to begin paying back your education debts. If you didn’t get a good rundown on this from your counselors before you left school, U.S. News & World Report has advice on how to buckle down and get started.

Have Big-Time Sports Distorted Higher Education?
Chicago Tribune
In the wake of the Penn State scandal that has rocked the U.S., former university professor Ron Grossman takes a look at the elite culture that has developed around university sports and the potential negative effects it has on the development of U.S. higher education.

For-Profit Schools Look Abroad for Growth
Major for-profit school groups are looking at expansion opportunities overseas, particularly markets in Latin America and India. Devry, Apollo Group, Kaplan, Capella and ITT have all expressed interest in opening international campuses that could provide opportunities for areas where a rising middle class, growing college participation rates and a young population are increasing demand for postsecondary education.

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