Notes in the Margins: Veterinarians, student-loan profits and the two-year law school

Obama’s college ratings plan could backfire The proposal to tie financial aid to graduation rates and alumni’s salaries could harm some of the students the president most wants to help. (Los Angeles Times)

There’s Not Enough Work For Veterinarians There are way more veterinarians than there is work for them to do, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as the nation’s veterinary schools continue to crank out graduates. (NPR)

Obama: Law School Should Be Two Years, Not Three President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students. (The Huffington Post)

The Real Reason College Costs So Much The expert on the economics of higher education explains how subsidies fuel rising prices and why there’s a ‘bubble’ in student loans and college enrollment. (The Wall Street Journal)

Government profits to soar more than $700 million with new student loan rates A law touted by politicians as their way of keeping money in the pockets of the nation’s college students will instead funnel more than $700 million in additional profit into the federal government’s wallet over the next 10 years, a new analysis shows. (Detroit Free Press via Education Dive)