Wine, free speech and socioeconomic diversity

How to increase socioeconomic diversity in college More resources must be allocated to financial aid. Colleges and universities can make these decisions and commit even greater resources on their own, but the government can also create greater incentives to do so. (The Washington Post)

How Fixing Corporate Welfare Might Kill Many For-Profit Schools This latest chapter is related to the Obama administration’s general effort to try to crack down on low performing colleges. (Washington Monthly)

Bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their work California has long been well regarded for its academic programs that teach the science and art of growing grapes and making wine. But it trails New York, Colorado, Florida and Vermont, among others, in one key aspect of the business: College students taking courses in wine production and beer brewing are unable to taste the alcoholic beverages until they are 21, the legal drinking age. (Los Angeles Times)

Surprising Findings on Two-Year vs. Four-Year Degrees Return on Investment Holds Steady at About 15% for Recent Graduates (The Wall Street Journal)

Advocacy Group Sues 4 Universities in Challenge to Policies It Says Curb Free Speech The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education singled out four schools that it says squelched free speech in noteworthy ways — by banning certain T-shirts on campus, for example, or by trying to shut down a faculty blog that criticized the administration — and said it planned to file dozens of similar lawsuits. (The New York Times)

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