Harvard, MIT partner to offer free online courses: Harvard and MIT are donating $30 million each to develop education via the Internet. Online students will not earn credit, but the move is still seen as bringing prestige to the field.
Photo: Harvard University. Credit: Kelvin Ma / Bloomberg
California leads nation in escalation of college costs: California’s public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the College Board finds. Steep state funding cuts to higher ed were significant factors in pushing up tuition and fees nationwide.
Photo: Cal students pass through Sather Gate at UC Berkeley. Credit: Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times
Of course NYU is ranked fourth (the first page isn’t a school.) Who ranked first? Why, our vegan commune evil twin The New School.
Majoring in Armchair Anarchism, minoring in Smoker’s Cough
Majoring in Lynchian Pastiche with a minor in Stress Eating
“Twenty candles on a cake. Twenty Camels in a pack. Twenty months in the federal pen. Twenty shots of tequila down a young girl’s gullet. Twenty centuries since Our Lord’s last pratfall, and after all that time we still don’t know where a college education goes when it goes.”
Hours primary school teachers spend working on the left.
Teachers salary after 15 years of experience / GDP per capita on the right
The biggie version of this infographic also includes: how much teachers around the world make (Luxembourgh tops), average class size (Mexico tops… or bottoms if you will) and salary levels vs student achievement (Finland tops).