College debt is now over $1.4 trillion dollars in the United States.

Why is Tuition So High?

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When hiring college grads don’t look at test scores.

Look at their college experience.  It provides the best indictor of employee engagement in the workplace.

http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/185804/college-graduates-not-equipped-workplace-success.aspx?utm_source=genericbutton&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=sharing

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Eight cutting-edge proposals for slashing college debt. 

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/09/student-debt-crisis-000234

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30% of recent college grads would sell an organ to eliminate their college debt!

As a society, how did we get to this point?   What would you do to eliminate college debt?

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Unbundling college. Our nation’s largest employers need to take the lead and demand a new approach.

Universities and corporations need to become partners in a necessary change that lets learners access instructional content at the right time, with the right content, in the right amount.

http://www.clomedia.com/articles/6435-unbundle-higher-education

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The traditional US college model forces students to pay for classes they don’t need

College debt levels in the US are not sustainable. It is time for some new ideas…

Quartz

On Aug. 10, Democratic candidate for US president Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled a $350 billion plan to eliminate college debt and allow young Americans to complete four-year degrees without taking out loans.

Some see Clinton’s plan as a crucial step in the right direction. These days, it’s virtually impossible to self-finance an American college education. For those not getting help from mom and dad, loans and/or federal grants are a matter of course. “In 2014-2015, the school year just ended, the total of tuition, fees and room and board for in-state students at four-year public universities was $18,943,” reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR. “The maximum Pell Grant didn’t keep pace with that: It was $5,730.” This leaves the average grantee roughly $13,300 to cover annually. (Pell Grants are funded by the US federal government and are based on financial need, as determined by FAFSA.)

To make ends meet without taking…

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Put the Person into Personalized Learning

Technology in education can be a great tool, but this post by David Wiley of Lumen Learning is a nice reminder that the student’s involvement in their learning path is critical to student engagement.

http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3965

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