The conservative bill of indictment against higher education is longstanding and, according to public-opinion surveys, gaining in adherents.
But there’s one man many conservative critics of higher ed have learned to love: Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., who led Purdue University for a decade. Was his presidency a model for how to navigate the partisan divide over higher education?
In an era when employers are basing their hiring decisions more on the skills and knowledge would-be workers have than on the degrees they’ve attained, college graduates are increasingly competing against candidates who’ve developed those abilities in other ways.
Nowhere was that sentiment more apparent than at the annual gathering of the Council of Independent Colleges last week.
Like many education watchers, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona is preparing for the nation's highest court to hear arguments next month on whether the Biden administration can legally forgive billions in student debt loans.
In this interview, Cardona discusses the Supreme Court case, enrollment challenges, the post-pandemic role of community colleges, and more.
The Office of Federal Student Aid has a lot on its plate in 2023, including the implementation of a new-and-improved income-driven repayment plan that it says will be more generous, flexible, and forgiving than previous plans.