Topic: Higher Education
No, Professors Aren't Discriminating Against Conservative Students
A major study led by a lifelong Republican debunks this popular right-wing talking point.
Kamala Harris' Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Part of a Broader Proposal to Help Black Entrepreneurs
The plan, which has drawn intense criticism for its specificity, is just one piece of a bigger proposal.
A Better Way of Understanding the Debate Over Free Speech on Campus
In the nationwide debate over campus free speech, a lot of apparent disagreement derives from failing to separate the objects of study, and the habitat where study takes place.
How Should Teachers Deal With Distracting Technology in the Classroom?
A new study finds students believe it is a teacher's responsibility to get them to not use technology for purposes unrelated to class.
Half of College Students Are Food Insecure. Are Universities Doing Enough to Help Them?
As more students search for their next meal, there's increasing demand for programs that go beyond the food pantry.
Colleges Are Attracting More Latinx Students, but Aren't Doing Enough to Help Them Succeed
Like many U.S. colleges, Indiana University–Northwest is seeing a sharp rise in Latinx students—but support for them is lagging.
Can the College Board Measure Adversity on the SAT?
The College Board plans to score a student's adversity from one to 100.
What Can We Learn From the Campus Free Speech Debates?
Amherst's "Common Language Guide" set off a conservative media firestorm, pitting free speech against equality.
Free College Has Critics on the Right and Left. Is It Viable?
Tuition costs have ballooned since the 1970s, but some argue making college free is a regressive solution.
Elizabeth Warren's College-Debt Plan Is Also a Blueprint for Addressing Racial Inequality
Progressives often debate whether universal or targeted policies are best suited to create a more equal society. Warren's college plan brilliantly combines them both.
As Graduate School Costs Skyrocket, the Student-Debt Problem Is Getting Worse
Universities are increasingly turning to graduate programs to balance their books. Students are shouldering the costs.
Elizabeth Warren Wants Her Proposed Tax on the Ultra-Rich to Alleviate Student Loan Debt
Warren's plan includes proposals for the elimination of student loan debt for most students, an expansion of grants for low-income students, and free public education.
Restoring Prisoners' Access to Education Reduces Recidivism
Bipartisan legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives would make prisoners eligible for Pell Grants, reversing a clause in the 1994 crime bill that stripped such eligibility.
Here's What You'll Learn in a College Class on Calling Bullshit
The course, offered at the University of Washington, teaches that the proliferation of algorithms and data is making misinformation more widespread.