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January 08, 2014 5:17 PM Edu-Fest

By Ed Kilgore

We’ve got a bumper crop for education wonks today at PA.

First, there’s Daniel Luzer’s fascinating article from the January/February issue of the Washington Monthly about the no-frills online post-secondary program that doesn’t offer much quality, but does provide hope for poor people in the developing world, as reflected by its success in Haiti.

Next, there are not one but two but three new items at College Guide today:

* Kevin Carey discusses the alarming implications of the academic/athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina.

* Anya Kamanetz examines a promising initiative in New York for integrating testing and gaming.

* Daniel Luzer touts Benjamin Ginsberg’s tongue-in-cheek proposal to follow up on MOOCs with MOOAs—crowd-sourcing college administration as well as instruction.

Read and learn.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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