Three weeks ago I presented a list of expectations, complaints or remedies for all that ails higher education that have received media attention in recent months. In two subsequent blog posts, I discussed subsets of this list at some length. In this post I will review the remaining items. They are:
Too much student debt – and it’s rising;
Too many students learn too little in college;
We need more technical education; and
Higher education needs a scorecard on affordability, access and outcomes (including salary of graduates).
These four items represent three criticisms and a proposed remedy. Allow me to examine each of them independently.