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Tag: higher education

Supreme Court preserves college preferences for wealthy whites

In its recent ruling on affirmative action in college admissions, the Supreme Court’s conservative justices squarely came down on the side of race and class-based preferences—for wealthy whites.

In steep decline: Body blows to America’s vaunted, quality higher education

Once the world’s best, U.S. higher education staggers, with no easy fixes.

Charles Koch ramps up higher ed funding to fuel ‘talent pipeline’

"Charles Koch is doubling down on the multi-million dollar money dumps that buy him real control over professors."

Academic freedom at risk after decades of attacks and underfunding from...

We look at one of the consequences of this crisis: the growing threat to academic freedom with academic and author Henry Reichman.

This is how white privilege goes to college

The recent college cheating scandal surprises no one. The super-rich have long relied on “legacy admissions” to get them into their elite college of choice.

Cheating, bribes & lies: DOJ charges dozens of rich parents &...

Prosecutors have charged 33 parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

The fight for Hampshire College: How one school’s financial calamity exposes...

In January, Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson announced the board of trustees and senior administrators would seek to merge the school with a “strategic partner.”

Winners (and losers) in New York’s plan to make college free

The first-in-the-nation scholarship program would serve about 1.5 million full-time students. But there are downsides.

For-Profit Colleges Are Scandal Machines

This corrupt higher education "industry" ought to be put out of business.

Higher Education: Capitalism at Its Most Despicable

Public colleges have long been expected to benefit from academic research. But that all changed in 1980 with the Bayh-Dole Act. Now universities are more deeply entrenched in the capitalist world—a true degradation of higher education.

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FAA Reauthorization Act’s stealth attack on student loan forgiveness

Inside the bill lies a clause that could effectively pilot a broader campaign against the cancellation of student debts, starting with those incurred for flight training and education.
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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

There is only one spaceship Earth

This is how to free the world of genocide and ecocide.

The break-up?

Are the United States and Israel no longer friends?

Biden administration announces new plan to cancel student debt

The new plan is an effort to fulfill a promise that President Biden made as a candidate in 2020.