[Ed1] This is one of those things that sounds a lot more fair and egalitarian than it likely is. (And I say this as someone who is not a particularly good test-taker.)
[Ed3] Apparently there is a cheating problem at Caltech and the university is in denial.
[Ed4] Stephen Gutowski looks at teacher firearm training in Colorado.
[Ed5] Arvind Dilawar argues that universities are dropping the ball when it comes to protecting students from right-wing harassment campaigns.
[Ed6] Jason Delisle points to the University of Maryland’s online program and its astronomical failure and debt rates. If so, this mostly tells us that online education has a lot of work to do on getting better, cheaper, or both. (Having looked at online programs, Maryland was one of the most expensive.)
[Ed7] Yeah, you gotta be careful with this sort of thing.
[Ed8] Joanne Jacobs says that while more people are going to college, a lot of them are dropping out. That is more or less the worst-case scenario, from an investment standpoint.
[Ed9] One of the bigger knocks against school secessions (pulling out of the larger districts) is racial segregation, but apparently it may be more complicated than that. Remember that Robert Verbruggen has written quite a bit on how resegregation isn’t happening.