When searching for another great educator to feature in this series, it’s hard to ignore students who publicly endorse a specific professor, like this:
Meet Sara Goldrick-Rab.
Sara is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s also an avid blogger on all things higher ed related. Her blog, The Education Optimists, was a Washington Post Top Education Blog of 2010—and it continues to live up to its top title.
Check out excerpts from some of her recent posts below:
More than one-third of these admissions officers [surveyed by Inside Higher Ed] said that senior administrators, board members, or development officers got involved in trying to influence their decisions!
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is spending $3.3 million on efforts to “re-imagine aid design and delivery.” I’m hoping they will revisit the decades-old decision to offer aid through a voucher system that rests on the premise that maximizing choices in an open market will promote the well-being of all students and the national interest in an educated citizenry.
For more thoughts on higher ed, follow Sara on Twitter.