Columbia University Using Trump to Sell $100,000 Journalism Degrees

Columbia Journalism School is rolling out a new master’s degree in data journalism. The Ivy League university, apparently unsatisfied with its $9.6 billion endowment, will charge$106,282 for the twelve-month program. Estimated living expenses bring the total price tag up to $147,514. Many observers, Continue reading Columbia University Using Trump to Sell $100,000 Journalism Degrees

Arizona School-Voucher Expansion Threatened

A huge expansion of Arizona’s controversial school-voucher program is expected to be put on hold Tuesday, as a grass-roots group says it will file enough signatures to at least temporarily prevent the law from taking effect. Four months ago, Gov. Continue reading Arizona School-Voucher Expansion Threatened

Better and Cheaper Ways To Educate: Avoided Due to Entrenched Special Interests

Andrew Coulson’s School Inc. takes viewers on a worldwide personal quest for an answer to the question — if you build a better way to teach a subject, why doesn’t the world beat a path to your door? This three-part documentary, produced Continue reading Better and Cheaper Ways To Educate: Avoided Due to Entrenched Special Interests

Free College for In-State Arizona Students: Increases Tuition, Helps the Rich

David Garcia, a Democratic challenger to Governor Doug Ducey in next year’s election, already has ideas on how to spend your money. And one of these proposals could get pricey. Garcia took a page out of former presidential candidate Hillary Continue reading Free College for In-State Arizona Students: Increases Tuition, Helps the Rich

State Control of College Accreditation Prevents Affordable Education

The appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education has spurred renewed interest in federal regulation in education. Just how much is needed, if any? When it comes to higher ed, this question inevitably surrounds the messy topic of “accreditation”—which Continue reading State Control of College Accreditation Prevents Affordable Education