Archive for June 21st, 2010

Louisiana Horse Trade: Higher Tuition But Increased College Completion

June 21st, 2010

The LA GRAD Act that allows colleges to increase tuition by up to 10% this fall won final legislative approval in the Louisiana House. The Governor Bobby Jindal-backed Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act grants colleges additional tuition authority if they agree to meet certain performance standards, such as improved graduation rates. The tuition authority can be taken away if schools fail to meet their goals. Colleges can only implement 10% hikes until they meet regional tuition peer averages. (Baton Rouge Advocate, 06/21/10)

Recommended Book For Summer Reading

June 21st, 2010

     My nomination is Anya Kamenetz, DIYU: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and The Coming Transformation of Higher Education.It is a tour of all kinds of technological learning, independent study , and the future economics of higher education. A major chapter is how college tuition is caught in a cost spiral and how to stop it. It ends with a resouce guide fo a Do-It-Yourself Education. The publisher is Chelsea Green Company.