SAN FRANCISCO— Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison are among more than 120 wealthy people and families who have announced they will give away their fortunes.» Read More
Britain is the European capital for bogus universities with more than twice as many unaccredited institutions in the UK as genuine ones, according to Accredibase, a global database of unlicensed rogue universities.
As Asia’s economy powers ahead, the surge in M&A and IPO activity is creating high demand for corporate lawyers. International law firms in the region are beginning to ramp up hiring. But in doing so, they are increasingly facing a talent shortage. That's providing an opportunity for law school graduates from the U.S.
Last summer, Barack Obama promised a new education program that would produce 8 million more college graduates by 2020. Few people at the time raised the obvious question: do we really need an additional 8 million college graduates? Where’s the evidence for a coming shortage of college educated workers?
More and more people are questioning the practicality of a traditional bachelor of arts degree as the United States struggles to create jobs in a global economy while U.S. colleges fail to contain tuition costs.
Some companies are having trouble finding employees with the right technical skills to fill job openings.
You may have to work harder, and make more personal sacrifices, but you'll graduate with less debt.
Millions of of American high school juniors are starting their college search, while seniors are deciding which school they'll actually attend. In both cases, Mom and Dad might be tempted to vote with their wallets, hoping to pay for school without breaking the family bank. These tips will help.
If your kids are making their own dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, it’s probably time to discuss their financial independence. Once they reach college or turn 19, how you form relationships with your children can have fiscal consequences both good and bad.
Whether it is best intentions or bad habits, the way parents approach money can make a lasting impression on the children. So try a little tough love and self control.
Twenty-six year old Craig Rosen is taking a $100,000 gamble on his future.
Dr. Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist in Knoxville, Tennessee "who enjoys commenting on popular culture, politics and psychological issues."
College students are barely civilized barbarians who are fundamentally lacking in the basic skills required to succeed as human beings.
A recent paper by Kellog management professor Lauren Rivera “uncovers” something most of us already know: elite investment banks, consultancies and law firms are education snobs.
College freshmen are more miserable than they have been in 25 years.
According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, from 1997 to 2008, the number of middle and high schools offering Chinese has quadrupled. Among elementary schools it has grown tenfold.
Strayer Education and other for-profit education companies are taking a big hit on Monday. On late Friday, after the market’s close, Strayer had announced worse-than-expected enrollment results.
College kids were enjoying pizza and beer, and paying for it all with a debit MasterCard. But this was not any debit card. The funds behind it come from student financial aid.
Call it one of the dirty little secrets of the education industry: When students can’t pay their loans, many schools manage (some would say, manipulate) default rates so they look better than they really are.
The dramatic rise in student debt—and in student loan defaults—could leave the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.
For-profit colleges may have unusually high student dropout and loan default rates, but their CEOS receive enormous compensation packages.