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How competition Is killing higher education

Competition, we are constantly told, encourages individuals, institutions and companies to take the risks necessary for innovation and efficiency. But in higher education, competition often discourages risk taking, leads to overly cautious short-term decisions, produces a mediocre product for the price, and promotes excessive spending on physical plants and bureaucracies.

Virtual Philosophy

Some assume that online education is not a suitable medium for courses that rely on the Socratic Method. But the philosophy professors at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are skeptical.

Migrant baby boom in evolving US

For the first time in US history, most of the nation's babies are members of minority groups, according to new census figures that signal the dawn of an era in which whites will no longer be in the majority