In "Remedial Classes Have Become a Hidden Cost of College," Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports that one in four students enroll into a remedial class in their first year of college. These classes, though, can get pricey; Education Reform Now's report states that students pay an additional $3,000 on average for remedial classes. On top of that, … Continue reading Do students pay too much for remedial classes?
The Chronicle of Higher Education's Peter Schmidt reported this week that Rosemary Feal will step down as executive director of the Modern Language Association of America. Feal has held the position for 15 years. While some MLA members feel she made great strides to create a more inclusive group that has adapted to the demands … Continue reading Rosemary Feal will step down as MLA executive director
The New York Times posted some interesting information regarding the relationship between higher education and economic status. According to reporter Eduardo Porter, the achievement gap between the rich and poor has expanded. In the U.S., students ages 25-34 whose parents do not have a high school diploma comprise only 5 percent of college degree holders. … Continue reading A Wider Education Gap between the Rich and Poor