12 Trends Killing College

“Does college still matter? The Department of Education makes the case that college is more valuable than ever: Degree holders earn $1 million more that workers without postsecondary education and the innovation economy is likely to require a more educated workforce. But averages and projections hide the rapid loss of faith in higher education as the escalator to the middle class.”

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Amazon plans to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its US workforce in new skills

“Amazon.com on Thursday unveiled plans to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce — or 100,000 workers — by 2025 to help its employees move into more advanced jobs or find new careers. The retail and tech giant intends to expand its existing training programs and introduce new ones. The training will be voluntary, and most of the programs are free.”

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FOX NEWS Mocks Student Loan Borrowers, Warns Taxpayers Will be Forced to Pay ‘Hundreds of Billions’ in College Debt

“Fox & Friends warned that the U.S. is close to “free college for all” Thursday in a segment ridiculing student loan borrowers and cautioning taxpayers they’ll be “on the hook” for young Americans’ desire to receive an education. Co-host Steve Doocy was joined by Brian Brenberg, executive vice president and chair at New York’s King’s College, as the pair mocked student loan borrowers and warned that Americans will soon be forced to pay off “hundreds of billions of dollars” in other people’s student loan defaults. The Thursday morning Fox News crew put out a segment, “Student Debt Threat,” which claimed the mainstream media is trying to create a recession to make President Donald Trump look bad while ignoring the real economic crisis: student loan borrowing.”

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Size and resources will determine colleges’ success in the next 10 years

“Colleges with more resources and brand recognition have had an easier time navigating the increasingly competitive post-recession environment for higher education than have smaller, less-resourced institutions, a new report from S&P Global explains. Although analysts expect the sector to remain stable, they write that the latter group of colleges will “face substantial pressures” in the coming decade.”

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Our 2018-2019 Best Value designation was awarded to 56 colleges and universities…but we did not, and never will, “rank” them.

With all the media attention to misinformation provided to U.S. News, which resulted in phony and undeserved rankings, we think it might be refreshing to learn that at least one organization refuses to play the ranking game.  In 2013 a group of former college presidents, CEOs, and provosts decided to create a recognition system that … Read more

We’ve Had This Conversation Before

http://ow.ly/Fanv30lCrEa As a parent, I know the frustration of providing guidance, insight, information, or directions over and over, and over again. But I’m not your father and yet, I still feel the need to repeat myself.   Ask the right questions when you interview colleges, professional or trade schools or any other form of higher … Read more