Squandered Resources on College Education

Most college students do not belong in college. I am not by myself in this assessment. Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson said, "It's time to drop the college-for-all crusade," adding that "the college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness."

Richard Vedder, professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University, reports that "the U.S. Labor Department says the majority of new American jobs over the next decade do not need a college degree. We have a six-digit number of college-educated janitors in the U.S."

Source: Cnsnews Website


Will the Department of Labor kill Obama's college completion push?

In 2011, President Obama announced an audacious college completion goal: By 2020, America would again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. This call to action was made with good reason. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require a college education. Students with bachelor's degrees will earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetimes.

Source: Thehill Website


Education majors give glimpse of college to international students

TCU education majors led groups of students from the International Newcomer Academy on campus tours.

TCU students took the students to Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Mary Couts Burnett Library, the Bailey Building and the Brown-Lupton University Union.

Junior Katelyn Crow said, “It was really important for them to see what college is like and what their experience might be like so that they could really see themselves pursuing higher education and going to college.”

Source: Tcu360 Website


Going to college: Importance of listing courses in right order

As mentioned last week, the CAO form itself is very straightforward. The most difficult part of this process is deciding what courses to apply for and in what order.

Courses should always be listed in order of preference only. It can, however, be very helpful to understand how the offers system works in order to realise why listing courses by preference is so important.

Source: Independent Website


Mount Aspiring College junior prizes

Year 9: Highest achievers (class): Lucas Baird, Hayley Yule, Jamie Toomey, Annabel Fairbairn, Blake Hartley, Jaime Toepfer, Tom Scott, Ruth Bennie.

High achievement (subjects): Reilly Arnesen, Olivia Bates, Ben Boyd, Georgia Budd, Fletch Cavanagh, Mitchell Evans, Jessie Fothergill, Kilita Fouchee, Ben Fussell, Madi Gainsford, Sheree Gamble, Tyler Greeks, Ben Harrington, Luella Harry, McKenzie Hart, Sam Horton, Harry Hughes, Ruby Jamison, Ethan Kerr, Logan Lambert, Elena McFadgen, Peta McKay, Fiona Murray, Stellar Nepia, Jessica Paddon, Ellise Price, Caitlin Roberts, Jesse Robertson, Flynn Rosie, Billy Sandri, Zhane Skipper, Ayla Smalls, Maggie Stiven, Max Swift, Isabella Thomsson, Bronson Toghill.

Source: Odt Website