Kurtis Swope, an associate professor at the US Naval Academy, describes unexpectedly running into a former student at a local restaurant. Their conversation is brief—mainly about the student’s courses that semester and his plans following graduation. Although the encounter is pleasant, it leaves Swope with an unsettling feeling: “After we talked, it occurred to me that I had heard him speak more during this short conversation than he had during the entire semester he took my course.”
Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 04:19 PM
Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 03:15 PM
Even those of us who are only partly paying attention to the news, have heard about the most recent issue in education: Interest rates on federally-subsidized student loans are scheduled to double July 1. Although interest rates have held steady at 3.4 percent for the 2011-2012 academic year, the rate will grow to 6.8 percent without congressional intervention.