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While higher eduction reforms often tout technology's ability to change the face of the institution, director of the Center on Higher education Reform, Andrew Kelly questions the current hype about technology, highlighting the need for regulatory reform first and foremost.
Although two- and four-year colleges are important linchpins in state economies, there is a growing sense that the existing system is not as productive as it needs to be, particularly in this era of tight budgets. State leaders must seek out reforms that leverage existing investments more effectively and that put their higher education systems on a stable, sustainable path.
In a recent post, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) education expert Andrew Kelly highlights a notable trend: prestigious academic institutions are beginning to offer open, online courses. Kelly explains that if employers and less prestigious colleges begin to accept the credit earned in these...
Once little more than a blip on the radar of American higher education, for-profit colleges now enroll about 1 in 10 of the nation’s postsecondary students. And this fast growth has not gone unremarked. The past year has brought unprecedented scrutiny and often harsh criticism of proprietary education from policy makers, regulators, and the news media.
Please join AEI for a conversation among several contributors to the new volume “Teacher Quality 2.0: Toward a New Era in Education Reform” (Harvard Education Press, 2014), edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane. Panelists will discuss the intersection of teacher-quality policy and innovation, exploring roadblocks and possibilities.