Wal-Mart to Offer Its Workers a College Degree Program

The retailer is joining with a Web-based university to give employees tuition reductions and credits from work. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jun 3, 2010 - 12:31 PM PDT
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Jun 4, 2010 - 5:33 AM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 4, 2010

That's a pretty interesting development. These reporters have covered all their bases for what this Wal-Mart program is going to look like, but they don't cover the trend toward online higher-ed and its ramifications. Some experts from the education field would have rounded out this story.

Hats off to Wal-Mart for helping out their employees, but I think I liked the 20th century better, when employees of big companies got health insurance instead of classes online.

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Mary Smith
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by Mary Smith - Jun. 4, 2010

This is a good report on this up and coming program, as well as the impact of Wal-Mart as a business model.

Comparing the number of Wal-Mart employees to the population of Ohio State (or three for that matter) is an incredible devise.

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Kristin Gorski
3.5
by Kristin Gorski - Jun. 4, 2010

An noteworthy development in the field of higher education. This article provides a basic understanding of this news. However, there is much current debate about quality and ethics regarding for-profit higher education -- especially when it comes to tuition -- as some students at other for-profit institutions are graduating with high debt levels and little job prospects; I would have like the report to have addressed this a bit and also have spoken to other stakeholders.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Jun. 4, 2010
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