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Carnevale, Anthony P. – Trusteeship, 2012
As the United States grinds its way through a halting economic recovery, one thing has become abundantly clear: The recession of 2007 continues to reshape the economy in significant and permanent ways. Perhaps the most profound change is the accelerating disappearance of good-paying jobs that require only a high-school education or less. That…
Descriptors: Credentials, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Salary Wage Differentials
Fallows, James – Trusteeship, 2012
From afar, the boom in China's higher education system seems to be one more indication of its ceaseless rise overall. Potentially it is the most significant sign, since a China that could rival the existing American and Western-democratic dominance of the world's research and educational establishment might enjoy many other advantages as well.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Governance, Foreign Countries
Breneman, David W. – Trusteeship, 2009
The current downturn has the potential to be more severe and longer lasting than the recessions of the 1970s, '80s, '90s, and early 2000s. By now, rivers of ink have been spilled documenting the financial and economic crisis afflicting the United States and much of the globe. While numerous articles have examined the impact on higher-education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Climate, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael – Trusteeship, 2009
Most economists expect the current economic downturn to be one of the most severe since World War II. In fact, there is a very real danger that the changing circumstances of students, families, state and federal governments, and educational institutions could interact to significantly diminish educational opportunity in the United States. The most…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Federal Government, Educational Opportunities, Student Financial Aid
Duncan, Arne – Trusteeship, 2009
For most of the last century, the United States has been recognized as having the best system of higher education in the world. No other nation has a postsecondary system that has been as successful in advancing knowledge and innovation, while also making college accessible to its citizens regardless of their financial circumstances. Yet today,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governing Boards, College Presidents, Educational Quality
Bourbon, Julie – Trusteeship, 2008
With the United States economy on a rollercoaster ride this year and words like "meltdown," "bailout," and "crisis" commonly used in recent weeks in connection with the financial markets, college and university administrators might find themselves becoming increasingly anxious about their fundraising plans. They…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Higher Education, Administrators, Private Financial Support
Gee, E. Gordon – Trusteeship, 2005
The higher education community searches ceaselessly for ways to recruit and retain students whose presence on the campus more accurately represents the demographics of the United States. However, many selective private institutions continue to struggle with the recruitment and retention of students of color--often because of the discrepancy in…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Diversity, Ethnic Groups, Standardized Tests