26 juin 2016

Education Department's Loan Servicing Criticized by GAO

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The service the U.S. Education Department provides to student loan borrowers is "poor" in several areas and needs significant improvement, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report Wednesday. Read more...

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Student Loan Lessons From Abroad

HomeBy Ellen Wexler. Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student debt. It’s a number fraught with anxiety, and it is driving concern over how the United States structures federal student loans. Read more...

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Wiping Out Debt

HomeBy Paul Fain. Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief. Read more...

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06 juin 2016

University students are open to more debt risk

The nation’s A$44 billion (US$32 billion) student loan scheme is mired in poor risk management and monitoring, according to a damning report released by the Australian National Audit Office that also casts doubt over projections of the size of the country’s future student debt, writes Kylar Loussikian for The Australian. Read more...

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03 juin 2016

A one-sided cost benefit analysis on student debt from the Clinton campaign

By Beth Akers. Hillary Clinton is highlighting the issue of student debt in the wrong way. Her campaign recently published an analysis[1] illustrating how much borrowers would be able to save for retirement if they weren’t paying back student loans, without properly considering the economic benefits of college. More...

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Student debt isn’t hurting homeownership, free college has greater benefits for the rich, and other findings

By . In September of 2015, Economic Studies launched the first piece in a new Brookings series I edit called Evidence Speaks. Through the publication of weekly reports, the series connects consumers of research on education and social policy with those producing it in its best form. More...

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31 mai 2016

E-Learning in K-12 Schools: The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. E-Learning in K-12 Schools: The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation
Paul W. Bennett, The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), 2016/05/17

I wasn't expecting much from this report as the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) typically parrots a hard-right neo-liberal political agenda, but it is actually fairly comprehensive and reasonably accurate. More...

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Tackling the 'high debt-useless degree' problem

By Pushkar. At the recent convocation ceremony of Shiv Nadar University, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan spoke briefly about private universities, noting that good quality education was expensive and it was necessary to find ways “to make degrees affordable”. More importantly, he said: “We also should make sure that unscrupulous schools do not prey on uninformed students, leaving them with high debt and useless degrees.” Read more...

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High debt and worthless degrees: India must crack down on this scourge

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Pushkar urges the Indian government to crack down on the many unscrupulous universities which leave students with high debt and useless degrees. David Stremba and Scott Spragg advise on ways US universities can be pro-active in addressing the prospect of dwindling numbers of Chinese students. And Yegor Stadny discusses a new performance-based funding model for Ukrainian universities, and says Ukraine needs to start creating the data systems required to implement a new funding system.
In our series on Transformative Leadership in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, Margaret Andrews looks at the innovative approaches many business schools have developed in their attempts to teach students leadership.
We publish the last of a three-part Special Report on Student Activism and Issues. Yojana Sharma overviews the rise of student movements in Asia, which have notched up considerable achievements but need to garner societal support to survive, and she also reports on student groups in Thailand that are struggling for democracy in the face of oppression.
Among others, there is also a set of articles on reforming or ‘decolonising’ the curriculum – by Calum Mitchell in the United Kingdom, Kenyan postgraduate student Njoki Wamai and Brian Kamanzi in South Africa.
Lastly, in Features, Rebecca Warden reports on discussions at the Third Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education in Spain on what opportunities universities in Europe and the Middle East are offering Syrian refugees and on what should be done to streamline efforts. Read more...

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Student debt crisis rising at state community colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Community colleges charge lower tuition than just about anywhere else. They’re open to everyone. They offer the kind of technical training employers want. And they can serve as an affordable steppingstone to a four-year degree. More...

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