Notes in the Margins: Food stamps, salary caps and high school diplomas

Prairie View A&M president to teach largest class on campus to aide budget crunch I wanted to undertake this challenge as a cost-savings measure. By teaching all of these students in one single class (with the assistance of three graduate students), I will be teaching the equivalent of six classes. (The Washington Post)

Universities Begin to Offer Online High School Diplomas Students who attend an online high school with a university affiliation might not run into the same barriers that students who attend other online high schools might, because their diplomas are backed by the university. (US News & World Report)

For-Profit College Group Sued as U.S. Lays Out Wide Fraud The government filed a multibillion-dollar fraud suit against Education Management Corporation, backing claims that it violated the law by paying recruiters based on how many students it enrolled. (The New York Times)

Cal State panel studies salary cap for campus presidents A new committee of California State University’s governing board said Monday that it will consider such options as a state-funded salary cap in response to recent criticism of the hiring and compensation of campus presidents. (Los Angeles Times)

30,000 college students kicked out of food aid program in Michigan Federal rules don’t allow most college students to collect food stamps, but Michigan had created its own rules that made nearly all students eligible. As a result, the number of Michigan college students on this form of welfare made the state a national leader. For example, Michigan had 10 times the number of students on food stamps as either Illinois or California. (Detroit News)