Koch, prof tweets, and a transfer-only system

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions (The Center for Public Integrity)

Interactive science classes benefit black, first-generation college students, study finds All students in the interactive classes performed better than those in traditional lecture courses, but the greatest benefit was seen with black and first-generation students; the achievement gap was halved for black students and disappeared for first-generation students. (The Washington Post)

Service Loan Forgiveness: Big Benefits, Bad Incentives Consider that for many students who pursue a master’s in education, the federal government will finance the entire cost, without limit, including all living expenses during enrollment. (Washington Monthly)

Cal State trustees raise scenario of transfer-only university system Could California State University one day limit enrollment to transfers, admitting burgeoning numbers of community college students but turning away new freshmen? Trustees cautioned that insufficient state funding could radically reduce the mission of the nation’s largest university system. (Los Angeles Times)

Professor’s Angry Tweets on Gaza Cost Him a Job The trustees of the University of Illinois voted to block the appointment of Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American professor who had been offered a tenured position last year, following a campaign by pro-Israel students, faculty members and donors who contended that his Twitter comments on the bombardment of Gaza this summer were anti-Semitic. (The New York Times)