Learning a la carte

If you could design your own learning path, what would it be? Sounds easy enough, right? You just pick the best schools, best teachers, best buildings, resources, etc. But is that all there is to it? Today, there is a raging battle over charter schools vs. traditional public schools. On…

Will grade inflation do us in?

In my last post, I mentioned dropping out of college and being ill-prepared and requiring remedial coursework as problems in Higher Education. But, an equally large problem is grade inflation. There has been significantly higher grades given out over the last 3 decades as in the past. Higher grades are…

Higher Ed at the Crossroads

I recently read a great book: The Case Against Education – Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money by Bryan Caplan. I would agree with him. College is becoming way too expensive. I’m a parent of two and I worry about this a lot. However, I don’t agree…