By: Phil Hill Let’s set the stage again on why it is so important to look at real student debt data. One of the most frustrating memes last year originated with the faulty Brookings Institution report on student debt that claimed: Ultimately, Akers and Chingos conclude that typical borrowers are
By: Phil Hill I realize I’m biased, but Michael Feldstein really got this one right last fall when claiming that textbook publishers now actually like open educational resources (OER). This is a relatively recent thing. Not so very long ago, you’d get one of two reactions from employees at these
By: Phil Hill In two recent posts I highlighted the problem of federal-level college accountability data, particularly acute in Department of Education (DOE) official graduation or completion measurements. In the first post I summarized: Our national data reporting on graduation / success / completion rates is a mess. IPEDS is
By: Phil Hill This is an interesting idea and one that introduces some of the missing market dynamics in textbook pricing – those paying the costs collectively pressuring those making the decisions. The news comes from the Daily Trojan, a student newspaper at the University of Southern California (USC): Undergraduate Student
Great people, thoughtful dialogue, and infectious passion! Another @SXSWedu comes to a wrap, and the Twenty Million Minds team thanks the educators, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and incredible presenters who took time out of their busy schedules to convene in Austin. We are especially grateful to our founder, Dr. Gary K.