Though data indicates that a majority of first-time undergrad students attend colleges and universities that are close to home (less than 50 miles from home), there are many areas in the country that are without higher education institutions, which makes attending college “close to home” difficult for many others to achieve.
Bilingual education may be more readily available for English Language Learners now that Prop 58 passed in California, lifting restrictions on bilingual education that required certain permissions to enroll student.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how educators are developing young minds during the pandemic with guests: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation; and Kyle Zimmer, President, CEO & Co-Founder of First Book.
It can be said that in most other countries, legacy admissions are not really a “thing” anymore, yet elite universities in the U.S. continue to admit students who have siblings or parents who attended the same university before them.
According to the results of a new survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California survey on more than 1500 Californians, more than half of participants don’t believe higher education is necessary.
According to data from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, approximately only one out of every 20 degrees earned in the U.S. is in the humanities, and the number of degrees in the specific studies of history, English and Literature have declined by more than 20 percent each.