Higher Education

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EdNext Podcast: Can Biden Forgive Student Loan Debt?

Pressure mounts for executive action ranging from a "universal student loan jubilee" to wiping away $5,000 in debt for each borrower.
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EdNext Podcast: Pandemic Sets off a Scramble for Scarce SAT and ACT Seats

"It's a little absurd to see hundreds of families from different states across the Eastern Seaboard descending on small rural Virginia towns to sit for college admissions tests."

The Education Exchange: The Pandemic Is Killing Standardized Testing and the Accountability that Comes With It

"Favoritism, rich parents getting new kinds of advantages for their kids, the lacrosse coach and the speech coach and the trip to Bhutan will end up counting for more rather than less, because there won't be an SAT score," Chester Finn, Jr. warns.

EdNext Podcast: Helping Students Finance Education School with Income Share Agreements

The founder of the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Mike Goldstein, sits down with Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how "fixed" income share agreements have made the school an attractive destination, reducing risk for students and increasing transparency of outcomes.

EdNext Podcast: Momentum Builds for an Untimed SAT

Greg Toppo, an education journalist and author of The Game Believes in You, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the continuing calls for making the SAT untimed for everyone.

EdNext Podcast: Paul Tough and The Years That Matter Most

Paul Tough, author of "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us," sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the book, and how the higher education admissions process tends to work to the benefit of affluent students at the expense of those from lower-income backgrounds.

The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing the Right College?

Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book "Choosing College," co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.

EdNext Podcast: What’s Behind the Drop in International Students in the U.S.?

Alex Usher, president of Higher Education Strategy Associates, joins Marty West to discuss what may be causing the downturn in international admissions in U.S. universities, and how that's contributing to the revenue drop across higher education institutions.

The Education Exchange: How Rising Costs Have Affected Higher Education

Richard Vedder, an Independent Institute Sr. Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, "Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America," and how rising college tuition costs have changed the dialogue around higher education.

EdNext Podcast: Identifying the Colleges That Successfully Recruit Low-Income Students

Colleges are trying harder to recruit high-achieving students from low-income families. And some organizations are now ranking colleges on the extent to which they provide opportunities to those students. But new research identifies problems with the way these rankings are calculated, and suggests that colleges should be looking at the numbers differently. Caroline Hoxby joins Marty West to discuss her latest research on this topic.

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