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Higher education: Should college be free for all?

Carol Christ, director, Center for Studies in Higher Education | May 23, 2015

Should college be free for all? Bernie Sanders thinks so. So did John Adams. “The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people, and must be willing to bear the expense of it,” Adams argued. That belief motivated the establishment of land grant colleges, in the 1862 Morrill Act, “to promote … Continue reading »

Three Things I Learned on Commencement Day

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | May 29, 2014

In the last five years I’ve been at Commencement Day at universities around the world – a few times to receive awards and three times as the commencement speaker. But attending both my daughters’ college graduations this year helped me to see how things look from the other side of the podium. ——- First, college graduations fall in … Continue reading »

How to prep your kids for college

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents | September 13, 2011

Are you one of those parents who has been thinking about your kids’ schooling since birth? Are the researchers mentioned above talking about YOU? (If you’re not sure, here’s a litmus test: Does your baby have a onesie from your alma mater that reads “Class of 20XX”?) Or maybe your kids are in high school, … Continue reading »