The Brain Trust’s Anya Kamenetz has a short take in The Atlantic on the distressingly high number of young Americans who enroll in colleges and fail to complete a degree.
About Anya Kamenetz
Anya Kamenetz has been doing the best work in America on the gigantic changes coming to the world of higher education, positing that the debt-fueled, idiosyncratic business that our colleges and universities have become is unsustainable and sub-optimal in this new information reality we’ve entered.
She is a journalist for Fast Company magazine and author of both Generation Debt and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Slate, Salon, and seemingly just about everywhere else.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and unfortunately is a “cat person.”
Anya Kamenetz Articles on EconoManey
Anya Kamenetz’s piece in Fast Company covered some recent news from Coursera and other online higher ed startups like The Minerva Project and Udacity.
Anya Kamenetz tells us that the best education laboratory in the United States is now New Orleans. Sometimes it takes a cataclysm to launch a new reality…
Anya Kamenetz writes for CNN that she believes changes are needed to U.S. bankruptcy law with regard to student debt.
Anya Kamenetz talks to PBS’s Ray Suarez about how the old rules for going to college may have suddenly and sharply shifted.
Anya has a piece in the Washington Post on needed changes in our higher education system, as well as who’s leading and who’s blocking progress.
Anya Kamenetz talked with anchor Gwen Ifill on “PBS Newshour” yesterday, discussing President Obama’s new proposals he suggests will help student borrowers.
Economaney Over-the-Horizon Brain Trust member Anya Kamenetz was sought out by the good folks at CNN for their piece on whether our kids will live the American Dream in our economic future. Click here for the story.
Anya Kamenetz speaks at last year’s TEDxAtlanta on how innovation and information technology are changing the educational landscape. Anya is a Fast Company journalist, author, and Economaney Over-the-Horizon Brain Trust member.