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Do Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education Generate Savings for States?
The Case of California, New York, Ohio, and Texas

By Jorge Klor de Alva and Mark Schneider

According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “[F]or-profit institutions2 play a vital role in training young people and adults for jobs . . . [and] are critical to helping America meet the President’s [Barack Obama] 2020 goal.” To demonstrate one aspect of this vital role, we focused this study on the high costs that state taxpayers would incur if undergraduate students served by proprietary institutions instead enrolled in two- and four-year public institutions. We present calculations of the financial implications to taxpayers in California, New York, Ohio, and Texas from academic years 2007–08 to 2011–12.

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Trowbridge: Community colleges get short shrift in funding

July 11, 2013

Houston Chronicle

Visualizing Time, Topics, and Grades in Online Class Discussions

Applying topic modeling to online discussion posts enables visualizing patterns in topical development, course structure, and final grades.

Presented by Norma Ming at the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, June 2013.

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