Educational psychologists and psychologists who have studied students’ educational success argue that colleges and universities have a responsibility to provide better education for all students and provide more resources to students who need it most.
They are pushing the Obama administration for a nationwide mandate to offer more “affordable” and “high-quality” education, in the form of free or reduced-price private college tuition.
They argue that while many colleges and schools are successful, many of them lack the resources to provide students the best education possible.
A new report by a group of experts says the best schools in America are universities.
They include Stanford University, Harvard, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth College, and Northwestern University.
They also include schools like the University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, Johns Parker College, University at Buffalo, University College London, and the University at San Diego.
The report, released Monday by the University and Career Education Association, surveyed more than 1,000 Americans and found that “a majority of Americans believe colleges and university should provide better educational opportunities to all students regardless of their background or abilities.”
The report’s authors say it’s time to focus on students who have the least access to these resources, particularly minorities and low-income students.
“We can’t expect every child to go to a college that’s on the same financial footing as our own,” said Paul Rieff, the group’s president.
“That’s the problem, not only for the students who are doing very well, but for the society that is going to benefit from this.”
“The best colleges and institutions of higher learning are not necessarily the ones with the best student body,” said John B. Schmid, the co-author of the report.
“They are the ones that are providing the best opportunity for students of all backgrounds to get the most out of their education.”
Banks, businesses, and unions have long argued that free tuition, especially for students who lack the means to pay, is a poor investment.
The authors argue that universities and colleges need to expand their access to resources to give students more choices.
“The ability to attend a college or university in the United States is determined by your parents, your family’s ability to pay and the quality of the educational environment that you’re in,” said the report’s lead author, Richard Epstein, a professor at the University.
“It’s the quality that matters, not the cost.
The best colleges, in our view, are those that are offering the most opportunity for those who are the most disadvantaged.”
As college costs continue to rise, the authors argue colleges should be able to afford to pay their full cost.
They call for more flexibility in the number of students who can attend a campus, the number that get scholarships, and for higher tuition to be paid for by the institution.
The authors also recommend that states and districts should establish financial aid and financial aid eligibility requirements.
Schmid said that although some states already provide grants to help students pay for college, he is concerned that the lack of federal money for college would hurt students who cannot afford to attend schools in their states.
“We need to make sure that our federal dollars are going to places where we have the most students who actually need them,” Schmid said.
“If they can’t go to those places, they should not be eligible for federal financial aid.”
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