The Answer Sheet: College Education

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/11/2010

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By Valerie Strauss  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hechinger Report, Teachers College, education news

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/15/2009

Trachtenberg: When a College’s Reputation Trumps Its Quality

How one values a college education is very different from how one places a monetary value on a college’s prestige, a topic that relies more on the recognition of the school’s brand than it does on the quality of its educational program (although the two are often closely entwined). Two examples: Schools that routinely play in the NCAA’s Final Four basketball tournament receive large numbers of undergraduate applications not always correlated to the standing of their academic programs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/15/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  stephen joel trachtenberg, university reputation, value of college education

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/10/2009

TRACHTENBERG: What Is a College Education For?

The Answer Sheet will frequently host guests writing on a range of education topics. Today we hear the voice of Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus of George Washington University, a professor of public policy and a man with many informed...

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Education, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg