Out of High School Into Real Life

Posted on August 8, 2017

Reading the comments of the teenagers who are not going to college reminds that an 18 or 19-year-old is not really ready for, as the Times puts it, real life. They know they’re faced with decisions that will affect their life, but it’s clear they’re a bit afraid of these decisions. I contrast that with what I suppose the college-bounders are thinking albeit subconsciously: Off to college, and I can still play at being a kid another few years; no big real-life decisions for me – yet.

Why Aren’t Students Showing Up For College?

Posted on August 5, 2017

A little secret – this is virtually every college and university’s nightmare: they recruit potential students, make decisions about those individual’s lives (with or without their participation), convince them to apply, register and enroll…and the student doesn’t show up. No ass in the seat. Nobody in the bed. No money from the government, banks or the student. This is why the www.whatsbestforme.com platform is so important – it puts the prospective student (beginning or returning) on equal footing with the schools from day one.

The Culling of Higher Ed Begins

Posted on August 2, 2017

How can this be a surprise when two large for-profits – ITT and Corinthian – close down? Sure, there have been a few small private colleges, almost all nonprofits, close or merge, but the bulk of the “missing” schools are accounted for with ITT and Corinthian closings. And in my opinion two things have happened as a result, one good and one bad. The good thing that has happened is the worst of the bad guys In higher-ed are not around anymore to sully those who follow the rules and behave ethically and morally. The bad thing is that thousands of students suffered as did blameless employees of the closed schools.