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Bartel, Anna C. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
U.S. legislators recently brought back thirty-four tax programs from legislative limbo, extending them for three years. This includes the tuition and fee deduction, used by taxpayers to save on college expenses. This regressive tax policy flows heavily towards higher-income levels, with almost a third of the deduction going to those with incomes…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Finance Reform, Higher Education
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Hextrum, Kirsten – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
"Operation Varsity Blues" (OVB) indicted coaches and administrators from eight universities for accepting bribes in exchange for admitting fraudulent athletes. As part of the conspiracy parents paid university officials to admit students with little-to-no sport experience as college athletes. Court filings in the case contrasted OVB to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Deception, Ethics, College Athletics
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Roughton, Dean – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
The push for increased democratization of higher education in the United States coupled with the rising costs of college have led many institutions to turn to dual enrollment models as a means to increase access for students. Most states now allow qualifying high school students to take college courses free, or at a reduced rate, while still…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income, First Generation College Students
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Deel, Kimberly – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
The American college professor has traditionally filled three primary roles in institutions of higher education: that of teacher, of scholar, and of servant leader. But a call of alarm has been sounded of late and some suggest that the economic turbulence of recent years has given rise to a Pandora's box of public scrutiny resulting in fissures…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Accountability, Faculty Workload