Colleges

Republicans skeptical of colleges' impact on U.S (7/20/2017)

18 states and DC sue Betsy DeVos over delayed rules designed to protect student borrowers (7/6/2017)

Where will your degree take you? Career paths after college

Ballooning Student Loan Debt

American Universities Must Take a Stand (2/8/2017)

So here's the con so far. You must go to college because you're screwed if you don't. Costs are outrageously high, but you pay them because you have to, and because the system makes it easy to borrow massive amounts of money. The third part of the con is the worst: You can't get out of the debt. Since government lenders in particular have virtually unlimited power to collect on student debt – preying on everything from salary to income-tax returns – even running is not an option. And since most young people find themselves unable to make their full payments early on, they often find themselves perpetually paying down interest only, never touching the principal. Our billionaire president can declare bankruptcy four times, but students are the one class of citizen that may not do it even once." Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
"MAKE TUITION FREE AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. This is not a radical idea. Last year, Germany eliminated tuition because they believed that charging students $1,300 per year was discouraging Germans from going to college. Next year, Chile will do the same. Finland, Norway, Sweden and many other countries around the world also offer free college to all of their citizens. If other countries can take this action, so can the United States of America. In fact, it’s what many of our colleges and universities used to do. The University of California system offered free tuition at its schools until the 1980s. In 1965, average tuition at a four-year public university was just $243 and many of the best colleges – including the City University of New York – did not charge any tuition at all. The Sanders plan would make tuition free at public colleges and universities throughout the country."  Senator Bernie Sanders
"In other countries in the developed world you don't have such massive student debt because you have more public support to higher education, ... And I think the plan that was proposed earlier this year in 2015 by President Obama to increase public funding to public universities and community college is exactly justified." Piketty (3/23/2015)

Professor Watch List: A Racist Violation of Free Speech (12/9/2016)

Where To Invade Next? Slovenia (Where college is Free)

The GOP's War on College Students (9/9/2015)

College Has Gotten 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation (5/31/2015)

Make College Tuition Free (5/19/2015) Bernie Sanders video

Germany offers free college tuition to U.S. and international students (10/10/2014)

Thinking Like Corporations is Harming American Universities (10/9/2014)

American Elite Colleges: In a State of Complete Failure ? (9/10/2014)

Bernie wants to make college tuition free

Austerity is Crap (3/29/2014)

How America's Great University System Is Getting Destroyed (3/1/2014)

Dumbing America Down, Conservative Style (1/4/2014)

Over a Million Signatures in Support for Sen. Warren's Student Loan Bill (5/24/2013)

How the American University was killed in Five Easy Steps (8/12/2012) !!!!!

Harkin Report on For-Profit Colleges (7/2012) Executive Summary

Higher Ed. Racket: How Kids Are Paying a Fortune for Rip-off 'Prestige' Educations (9/2/2010)

University of Phoenix, DeVry: Scams That Leave You "Dumber" and Poorer (8/30/2010)

Student Loans: The Right's Hidden Agenda (3/23/2010)

Academia Under Siege (3/31/2004)


Open Education

Academic Earth

EdX Free Courses From Harvard, MIT, Berkley

Coursera  Courses  on-line for  Free

Free Higher Ed

The Virtual University

The University of the People offers on-line, free tuition, higher education.

Open University Campaign

Did you know that MIT has a lot of their curriculum on-line ?OCW Consortium logo.

HUP on Higher Education


Connecticut College

Mitchell College

Post University

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Eastern Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University

University of Connecticut - Storrs, Ct

Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Wesleyan University

Yale University

University of Hartford

Berklee School of Music

Hartt School of Music

OnlineCSU, the online classroom of the four Connecticut State Universities

Click here for Connecticut Community and Technical Colleges

University of Phoenix Online   University of Phoenix offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, accessible online.

Campus Progress.org

UC Berkeley is making entire video courses available on youtube.

See also the education page. 

Text Books

Open Source Textbooks in Connecticut

Project Gutenberg has a catalog of 19,000 books which are free to download.

ManyBooks

FreeLoad Press offers free downloadable text books (they include advertising.) Considering the cost of text books this is a very good idea although not a particularly new one.  Local libraries also offer ebooks.

TextSwap (Trade textbooks on-line.)

Cheap Textbooks

Issues

The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education

About academic freedom

Student Nation

Links

Affordable Colleges on-line

Online Education.net

Forgive My Student Debt

Bibliography

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream: Suzanne Mettler

Excellent Sheep: William Deresiewicz

Universities in the Marketplace: Derek Bok

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and The Way to a Meaningful Life: William Deresiewicz

The Fall of the Faculty: Benjamin Ginsberg

University Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education: Jennifer Washburn


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