These images remind me of how much of formal education begins. We in America usually start out in elementary school or head-start but this often leads to higher education. Some are even fortunate to start at home with their parents. Many of us didn’t have parents that showed a lot of interest in higher education or education at all. Some were raised by others who had the same attitudes about education. It has still been a learning experience that will not soon be forgotten. In the end we have all been educated whether it was formal or informal education. That shows that we are all capable of learning something. Some of our educations are considered unacceptable but never the less an education.
Board may soon pick new state education commissioner
Lawrence schools Superintendent Jeffrey Riley is one of three finalists for the job overseeing the state’s public schools. The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education may vote Monday on whom to recommend as the next commissioner.
The other two finalists are Angélica Infante-Green, deputy commissioner of the Office of Instructional Support P-12 in the New York State Education Department, and Penny Schwinn, chief deputy commissioner of academics at the Texas Education Agency.
Board members are scheduled to discuss the candidates starting at 12:30 p.m. and vote to recommend their pick to Education Secretary James Peyser, who has the final say.
Is Wellesley doing enough to protect its trees? In 2011, residents of this leafy suburb passed a bylaw to encourage the protection of large trees on private property where houses are being demolished and developed. But the measure’s effectiveness was questioned during last spring’s Town Meeting.
Now Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission is asking for feedback about the bylaw in an online survey posted on its website. Townspeople have until Friday to respond.
On Tuesday, the public is invited to share ideas for improving Dedham Square. Gamble Associates is working with the Dedham Square Steering Committee on design guidelines and a long-term strategic plan for the business district. The meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Ave.
Winter must be getting pretty grim by now, judging from a couple of community events this week.
Newton Theatre Company is presenting a staged version of “Ethan Frome,” Edith Wharton’s classic novel of misery and passion set in a frigid fictitious Massachusetts town. Performances are Thursday through Sunday in the auditorium at Newton City Hall. For ticket prices and times, go to www.newtontheatrecompany.com.
Or head to Brookline Booksmith on Friday at 7 p.m. to hear contemporary American poet Nikki Giovanni read from her new collection, “A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter.”
Higher education is headed for a supply and demand crisis
During a recent assembly at the elementary school my two daughters attend, a visitor asked how many children planned to go to college. Nearly every hand in the room shot up.
Colleges better hope those kids were being honest because, a decade from now when they are applying to school, the outlook for enrollment in higher education is dire. The number of high school graduates nationwide is projected to remain relatively flat for the next several years before rising a bit in the middle of next decade. But between 2026 and 2031 — a period of graduating classes that includes both of my daughters — the ranks of high school graduates are expected to drop by 9 percent.
Beyond the overall numbers shifting, high school graduating classes will become more diverse. Those classes will have fewer white students and more Hispanic students, according to demographers, and a greater range of academic abilities. Family incomes remain stagnant, so student financial need will increase. In other words, the decade ahead will be tumultuous for college enrollment.
Already, we’re beginning to see the impact of demographic changes in higher education. A survey released last week by the Chronicle of Higher Education found that 52 percent of private colleges and 44 percent of public colleges didn’t meet their enrollment goals this past fall.
“We’re an expensive product,” Kathryn Coffman, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin College in Indiana, told the Chronicle. “Now more than ever, outcomes are critical, and people want to know that the investment they’re making is going to result in something.”
For the last year, I’ve been studying projections regarding high school graduates nationwide. What I found is the country is heading into a lengthy period of significant differences in growth by region. The South and to a certain extent the West will account for nearly all the growth in the high school population over the next decade-plus. At the same time, the Northeast and Midwest — home to the highest density of colleges in the United States with a history of student migration between states —show a continued and steady decline.
The South, which accounted for one-third of the nation’s high school graduates around the turn of this century, will be responsible for nearly half at the peak of its growth in 2025. The West will account for 30 percent of the nation’s graduates by the midpoint of the 2020s.
As a result, the question I’ve been wrestling with is whether the next generation of college students will make the same choices as their predecessors and travel far distances to attend college. Evidence based on demographics and traditional student migration suggests they won’t. Even as more schools expand their search areas for admissions — Northeast universities, for instance, setting up shop in California —many indications suggest the market for students willing to get on a plane or drive several hours to college is not growing at the same rate.
The raw numbers are sobering. But then a new book landed on my desk a few weeks ago that put the figures in a new, and disturbing, light. In “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education,” Nathan D. Grawe, an economics professor at Carleton College, in Minnesota, explores the overall decline in high school graduates in greater detail.
As he notes early in the book, just because someone graduates from high school doesn’t mean she will go to college. The past two decades in higher education have been about expansion as the percentage of high school graduates going to college has increased even when high school enrollments plateaued. Higher education leaders have generally assumed that the college-going rate in the United States, now just shy of 70 percent, would continue to inch up. Few have considered it could move in the opposite direction.
In researching his book, Grawe created something he calls the “Higher Education Demand Index.” It attempts to adapt population trends into college-attendance forecasts, using federal education data to estimate the probability that different populations from different cities and states will go to college.
“Unless something unexpected intervenes, the confluence of current demographic changes foretells an unprecedented reduction in postsecondary demand about a decade ahead,” Grawe writes.
The overall number of high school graduates, he argues, is not sufficient in determining the future for colleges. For the most part, higher education is a local market. Most students, especially those with average academic records, go to schools close to home that have a reputation for attracting close-by applicants. Far fewer potential students means these regional schools are likely to struggle to fill seats.
According to Grawe’s demand index, several historically large markets of students, such as New York, Philadelphia and Boston, will post “dramatic losses of 15 percent or more” in college-going students. Overall, he estimates that four-year colleges nationwide in just one four-year period at the end of the 2020s stand to lose almost 280,000 students.
Not all schools will be affected equally, Grawe argues. Elite colleges— those ranked in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report nationally — will have about half the drop-off in student demand as those outside the top 100 because household brand names attract students willing to travel far distances.
That presents interesting opportunities for those schools ranked 50 to 100, Grawe writes, because they could benefit from a spillover of students who can’t get in to top 50 schools (historically, the top schools haven’t expanded the number of spots to accommodate demand).
The consequences of what is about to happen will have an impact on schools and applicants. For a few schools in certain pockets of the country, it certainly means closure. While we’re unlikely to see massive numbers of colleges going out of business — just look at the turmoil that surrounded the unsuccessful campaign to close Sweet Briar College in 2015 — many colleges will need to merge or form deeper partnerships with schools in equally tough situations.
For students, the changes in demand will mean even more competition to get them to enroll. If schools can afford it, students with solid academic records and the means to pay something toward tuition are likely to get showered with financial incentives. So for parents such as me lucky enough to have kids born in the middle of the demographic trough that arrives at the end of the next decade, perhaps saving for higher education won’t be so worrisome as it sometimes seems.
What is the answer to those extra Holiday Pounds?
It is not mis-spelled. It is as the package displays it. Detox is Spelled, and pronounced here is Thailand as Detoks.
Did you know the number 5 “Best Seller” on line is Detox Tea?
Problem is I don’t like Tea. I have used it for weight loss and weight control but I just don’t like it.
Now Coffee – I love it. This is the most powerful Detox I have ever used. It is Amazing. And in addition to that I love it. It is delicious. But Be Warned:
1. Drink a cup of this and you want to follow it with 8 to 16 oz of Water.
2. You will fill full and completely content all day long. If taken before meals your appetite is significantly reduced.
3. Your system will be cleared out of all harmful toxins.
4. It is delicious, it is non fattening, but do not over consume.
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I am doing one cup a day for the month of January and I am so happy with my new figure. Holiday pounds are gone.
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One Packet Contains 4 Tea Bags
Direction : Drop one bag in a cup of boiling water
Leave for 10 – 20 minutes.
Drink before bedtime as needed.
3 Herbal Flavors
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Yellow – Chrysanthemum 28%
Green – Green Tea leaves and Garcinia Atrovindis
Each bag contains in addition to the teas above:
Poey (Phayom Phankantha)
Narak Shopping Chrysanthemum Tea
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Tea is the perfect warm drink for people who need a way to take a timeout from their busy day. The process, boiling water, steeping the leaves, and sitting down to drink is calming. One of the best things about tea is that it brings more than calming properties. Tea and chrysanthemum tea, in particular, offers unique health benefits.
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Chrysanthemum has a long history of use by doctors for its healing properties. Using the whole flower to make tea is a great way to further unlock its healing abilities. Chrysanthemum tea provides vitamin C which is essential to the immune system. Regular drinkers are sure to notice that they get sick less often. Chrysanthemum tea is also a natural way to increase alertness without caffeine. Most teas contained caffeine, but chrysanthemum relies on natural compounds to keep you alert.
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