Notes in the Margins: Inmates, problem-solving and the perfect job

Can M.B.A. Students Afford to Wait for That Perfect Job? Prospective Graduates Take a Wait-And-See Approach to Employment Search (The Wall Street Journal)

U.S. Students Rank Better Internationally On New Problem Solving Test Than They Do On Conventional Math and Reading Exams Here’s a modest test result to bolster the argument of those who say the American educational system isn’t so terrible. (Washington Monthly)

Cuomo Drops Plan to Use State Money to Pay for College Classes for Inmates Mr. Cuomo said he had decided against seeking public money for the prison classes because of opposition from lawmakers, particularly in the State Senate, who pointed out that many law-abiding families are struggling to pay for college. (The New York Times)

The Thorny Politics of Higher Education Reform Because every congressional district benefits from federal student aid, most legislators have little incentive to do anything that could put their slice at risk. (Forbes via University Business)

Ten ways to make college more friendly to veterans We should consider courses designed for veterans but open to all, such as Literature of War and the Psychology of War. We could also encourage campus-appropriate discounts for our veteran or military-connected students, maybe in the college store and café, or priority course registration. Furthermore, we can provide military-connected children who enroll with mentors who have served in the military or have special training in aiding the transition of students who have relocated half a dozen or more times on their paths to college. (The Hechinger Report via NAICU)