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Under Trump, the college debt crisis may get much worse

The public face of Trump University — the defunct for-profit education company at the heart of two class-action fraud suits and one from the New York Attorney General — won the presidential election
The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

Too many employees are no longer protected by a legal system designed for a different ageOur report that a well-qualified academic once earned so little on his casual contract that he had to
The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial

Too many employees are no longer protected by a legal system designed for a different ageOur report that a well-qualified academic once earned so little on his casual contract that he had to
Economics teaching is still neglecting critical thought

Economics teaching is still neglecting critical thought

Students can go through their entire degree without being asked to express an opinion. Thankfully, things are slowly beginning to changeSterling was the worst performing currency in the world last
London attracts one-quarter of graduates from UK universities

London attracts one-quarter of graduates from UK universities

Centre for Cities report finds 24% of new graduates in 2014 and 2015 were working in capital within six months of finishingThe challenges faced by the government in tackling the economic dominance of

Bernie Sanders’ free tuition dream could become a reality in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a plan to make tuition at state colleges and universities free for families earning less than $125,000 a year, a sign that the recent surge in student
Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, just failed her first test. At her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday night, the billionaire conservative

Pradeep Khosla on Higher Education

Pradeep Khosla's Fusion talk from Techonomy 2014. The post Pradeep Khosla on Higher Education appeared first on Techonomy.
No, Oxford University Isn’t Moving to France Because of Brexit

No, Oxford University Isn’t Moving to France Because of Brexit

The storied university dismisses a report that it's considering a European outpost.
PPE: the Oxford degree with a lot to answer for | Letters

PPE: the Oxford degree with a lot to answer for | Letters

I began studying economics at night school in Leeds in the 1950s and continued, at various institutions, as an external student of London University. Our courses were broadly, but not uncritically,

Trump’s Tentative First Step Toward Black Voters

Walter M. Kimbrough is a hardcore Democrat: His son was born on Election Day in 2008, and thus given the middle name “Barack.” But this week Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University, a
The Myth of the “Marketplace of Ideas” on Campus

The Myth of the “Marketplace of Ideas” on Campus

The latest campus speech controversy erupted last week at Middlebury College, a liberal arts college in Vermont, where protesters shouted down and chased off invited speaker Charles Murray, a fellow
The Gender Pay Gap in Academia Is Getting Worse

Why Are Democrats Fighting Over Free College?

For Democrats, the one great policy legacy of 2016 was the party’s embrace of free tuition for public colleges and universities. After Bernie Sanders made it a signature policy proposal and proved its
UK will be missing out on overseas students | Letters

UK will be missing out on overseas students | Letters

You report that the chancellor has, once again, told the Indians that “there is no quota, no limits, no restrictions on Indian students applying to British universities” and that “90% of Indian
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Just Removed Some Huge Consumer Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Just Removed Some Huge Consumer Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

While we were all distracted by other things Tuesday, Betsy DeVos used her powers as education secretary to roll back some key policy memos issued by the Obama administration that strengthened
Thousands in Budapest Protest Legislation Targeting George Soros-Founded University

Thousands in Budapest Protest Legislation Targeting George Soros-Founded University

"Media, civilians, students and Hungarian people cannot be silenced in their own country."

Why Colleges Have a Right to Reject Hateful Speakers Like Ann Coulter

As graduation season approaches, colleges across the country are locking down commencement speakers to address the class of 2017. Harvard got Mark Zuckerberg (a Harvard dropout). Hillary Clinton is