Is College for All? Does a Proposed Two-Tier System Work?

Sometime in the next few months, my son will receive an acceptance letter to college. And with it, a bill. A big bill. A bill so big it will shape his future, defining what he does in the classroom and after graduation because the schools to which he is applying will cost him (and us, his parents) upwards of half a million dollars.Which begs the question, is it worth it?...more
I come from a country where there is a multi-tiered system (UK) and I'm not sure what I think ...more

For-Profit Colleges: Good Investment in Your Career or Huge Scam?

Step into my parlor said the spider to the fly. The actors in the for-profit school commercials push the right buttons, both cultural and emotional. Make the call. Get trained. Create a new life. The parlor of the for-profit academic, career and vocational training schools is an expensive one. In one form or another, U.S. tax payers fund the billion-dollar industry price tag for students attending these institutions. ...more