Mr. Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and former candidate for U.S. president, notes that before the pandemic, about two-thirds of U.S. students were not reading at grade level and that the trend is getting worse.
I love it when states set big goals for themselves. In 2015, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) established the 60x30TX plan.
“It’s the economy, stupid!” was Bill Clinton strategist James Carville’s directive to keep his presidential campaign staffers on message during his successful 1992 run for the presidency. While I chose not to use a paraphrase of that slogan in my recent post about Caitlin Flanagan’s article stating that private schools in the U.S. have become obscene, perhaps I should have.
In a well-written article published by the Fordham Institute, the National Center on Education and the Economy’s President Emeritus Marc Tucker writes about the dual workforce emerging in America after the pandemic.
Longtime Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino wrote an article last week discussing a proposal in Florida’s legislature to cut public scholarship funding to college students majoring in areas of study that do not have an immediate path to employment after graduation.
I follow Ryan Craig’s blog. I have autographed copies of two of his books, and I even have a nice University Ventures jacket, thanks to being a panelist at one of his annual meetings. Generally, I agree with his posts. “How Digital Credentials Will Diminish Degrees” is the title of this week’s Gap Letter (Volume III, #3) and the subject of a Forbes article by Craig.
As I continue to read more and more articles about the GameStop stock rise and trading debacle, I occasionally find an article that provides a slightly different perspective. Such is the case with an article written by Forbes reporter Antoine Gara entitled “How GameStop and An Army of Reddit Traders Exposed The Riskiest Market in Decades.”
I connected with a friend, Dr. Michael Driscoll, to discuss the GameStop situation, specifically as it relates to selling a stock short. Dr. Driscoll is the former dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mt. St. Mary’s University.