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A More Accurate Portrait of College Student Success, Courtesy of Michigan’s Education Data Reporting Agency

In Accountability by Bob Murphy

Imagine, if you will, going into a local pizzeria and ordering a pizza with bacon and green peppers (my pie of choice). Minutes later, you get back a pile of bread with a smashed tomato on top and a pork chop. There are no peppers. You would rightly complain to the manager, noting for the first time a line of …

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The Closure of ITT Tech and the Crash-Landing of the For-Profit College Industry

In Accountability by Dan Hurley

When ITT Educational Services, Inc. announced last month that it was closing all 130 of its ITT Tech campuses, stranding some 45,000 students and 8,000 employees, the company sought to blame the U.S. Department of Education for its excessive regulatory burden and disregard for due process.  The for-profit college chain’s death was portended the month prior when the Education Department …

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Introducing a New Michigan-Centric Higher Education Commentary Series

In General by Dan Hurley

The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) is pleased to announce a new online commentary series, OPtimizing EDucation, or Op Ed for short. The blog will feature opinions, editorials and an overall assortment of commentary on issues spanning the entire secondary and postsecondary education spectrum in Michigan and beyond. Blog posts, to be published on a regular basis, will provide …