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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2006
As primary contributors to the marketplace of ideas, colleges and universities have historically been the locus of contention for the worldviews of the left and right. Debate has become more heated in recent years, fueled by the war in Iraq and the renewed prominence of moral issues such as reproductive rights and same-sex marriage. In this…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, College Faculty, Tenure, Freedom of Speech
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2006
The efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's human capital pipeline has become a prime area of focus in the policy arena, spurred on by international data that show the U.S. lagging in high school and college completion. For policymakers, education leaders, and even students and parents, it is becoming increasingly clear that the transition…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
With a great deal of fanfare, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education released its national higher education report card, "Measuring Up 2004," in mid-September. The report, the third in a biennial series, issues grades to the 50 states in five primary categories: (1) Preparation: How well are young people in high school being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Government Publications, College Preparation
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
Among trends in American education, homeschooling stands as one of the most complex and contentious--and least understood. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) did not issue the first comprehensive estimates and analysis of the homeschool population until 2001. As the body of knowledge about homeschooling expands and the movement grows…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational Trends, Parent Rights, Federal Legislation
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
In May 2004, Colorado Governor Bill Owens signed Senate Bill 189 into law, essentially transforming how public higher education is funded in that state. The measure, the first of its kind in the nation, changes the flow of state appropriations from the traditional enrollment-based black grant to institutions into two more market-based streams: (1)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Tuition
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2005
Few phenomena in recent history have generated investment, debate, and analysis as online/e-learning. Whether by Internet, video network, or other means, online course and program delivery has been heralded--and dismissed--as a vehicle for revolutionizing teaching and learning in higher education. However, after about a decade of start-ups,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Socioeconomic Influences
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
Anyone can observe that rising social and political divisions have found their way onto the nation's campuses. In fact, the intensity of debates over issues such as war and peace, homosexuality, and affirmative action have transformed campuses--the marketplace of ideas--into an ideological battleground, with heated rhetoric in lecture halls and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Debate, Freedom of Speech, Civil Rights
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
As the economic and social capital of higher education continue to rise, so too does interest in how the public views colleges and universities and the policies affecting them. A number of organizations have recently put a finger on the public pulse, asking about access, prices, priorities, and a host of other issues. One series of polls in…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Surveys
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
The 1990s ushered in a new age in state financial support for college students, with the rise of broad-based merit scholarships. Starting in the South and spreading from there, the premise of the "new generation" of programs was simple--states should be in the business of rewarding student performance, retaining the state's "best…
Descriptors: State Programs, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students