The Trump administration attacks affirmative action

Republicans’ views of college have turned much more negative

 

This article notes “A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which is little changed from recent years.”

Gallup poll

An opinion column on why many Republicans hate college

Unbelievable!

How can you not look at guns?  I guess all that NRA money gets you to ignore guns.  This is disgusting and pathetic.  We will never have school safety with this administration in charge.

 

The Department of Education has stopped investigating fraud at for-profit colleges

This article discusses how the Department of Education has stopped investigating colleges where employees of DeVos had worked.

It states: “Members of a special team at the Education Department that had been investigating widespread abuses by for-profit colleges have been marginalized, reassigned or instructed to focus on other matters, according to current and former employees.

The unwinding of the team has effectively killed investigations into possibly fraudulent activities at several large for-profit colleges where top hires of Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, had previously worked.”

Sad!

Teacher walkouts have spread to Colorado and Arizona

from this article:

“When adjusted for inflation, Arizona cut total state per-pupil funding by 37 percent between 2008 and 2015, more than any other state.”

and

“The Colorado Education Association, a major union, said teacher salaries in that state have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Teachers made an average of $46,155 in 2016, according to the National Education Association, putting them at 47th in the nation. The Colorado Education Association, a major union, said teacher salaries in that state have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Teachers made an average of $46,155 in 2016, according to the National Education Association, putting them at 47th in the nation.”

US colleges have problems getting foreign students because of Trump

US colleges are having a hard time attracting foreign students because of Trump.

The article states:

“Universities say they need to continue to attract the world’s brightest students for America to maintain its scientific edge. They argue foreign students often become important economic drivers, pointing to famous foreign-born entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, who grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. International students can also help with the bottom line, since they often pay full freight, and some universities charge them more to attend.”

Sad!