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Mikhail Zinshteyn

Mikhail Zinshteyn contributes regularly to The Atlantic. His writing about education has also appeared in FiveThirtyEight, The National Journal, CityLab and other outlets. Born in the Soviet Union, Zinshteyn grew up in Los Angeles, completed his bachelor's degree at Union College, and earned his master's at the London School of Economics. He also serves as program manager at the Education Writers Association.

Recent Stories

Financial aid “arms war” continues to drain cash from colleges

By offering steeper discounts to fill seats, institutions sap their revenue

Report: Last affordable options for college students are fast disappearing

The converging trends of falling state investment, rising tuition and stagnant incomes have finally pushed higher education out of the grasp of low- and middle-income Americans, even at community colleges,…

Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril

New report urges dramatic changes to save a system that’s “breaking down”

Earning a college degree means having skills other workers don’t have

But American adults still lag behind those of other wealthy nations

Might some colleges manage themselves into extinction?

Without more efficient management, some colleges may not survive

Finance expert tells colleges: Take a fine-toothed comb to your budgets

NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Colleges and universities could do much more to lower their costs, argues a leading expert on the business methods of these institutions. The Topic:…

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