Packed lecture halls and being one in a sea of 80 or more students is a common image of a college classroom. However, at a small school like mine, Keene State College, no student is lost in the masses.
It's getting easier to open a really cool school. A new wave of tiny schools are creating options for students, parents, and educators. Micro-schools vary in size, approach, and governance.
It has been my own experience, in five different colleges and universities, that the small school sector may exhibit a bit more enthusiasm for reaching out to sister institutions to leverage relationships through partnership programs and collaborative enterprises.
The disgusting reality that the president ignores is that true believers in competition undermined the education of children destined to be defeated in their market-driven "reforms."
NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's visit on Friday to a Brooklyn public school operated in partnership with IBM puts him, perhaps unwittingly, in the thick of a charged battle over education policy in the nation's largest school system.
You've looked around; you've talked to faculty; you've met with staff; the coach has shown you the locker room and the resident assistant has shown you the room. You love it here or you hate it here, and that's going to be the most important factor.