The Senate’s outgoing education chairman is focusing on reforms that are worthwhile but paltry compared to the problems of politicization and trivialization in higher education.
‘Everybody should have an opportunity to learn all they want to,’ says Hillsdale College’s Larry Arnn, “but the idea that everybody should get a college education… can only be true if college means a wide variety of things.’
By eliminating tenure, changing incentive structures, and putting the emphasis back on teaching, colleges can create more value for students.
A lethal combination of radical liberalism, a rapidly evolving economy, and unstoppable technological progress is all but certain to fell America’s ivory tower.
Sounding the alarm on these made up ‘deserts’ does more harm than good. There’s simply no real indication Americans are struggling to find higher education.
If the goal is to pay for tax cuts, that could be done much more fairly, with better profit for students and Americans, and with bigger savings.
U.S. taxpayers are spending an annual $4 trillion on higher education in this country, and these are the outcomes. Everyone paying attention has caught on by now.
Many young people are told over and over again to ‘Follow your dreams.’ But that’s often a one-way ticket to poverty, wasted time, and entitlement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will likely cost the moon, and could have catastrophic effects for New York’s higher education system.
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
On the surface, the schools could not seem more different. Purdue is an elite public Reseach-1 institution, and Kaplan, Inc is an outgrowth of test-prep cram schools.
I went to college and learned to think, from which I’ve concluded I shouldn’t have gone to college. Don’t find yourself in the same situation after graduation.
Most college students study and sit in class less than 20 hours per week. They spend three times that amount on leisure activities.
You can’t trust a college degree to provide job security or a good education, but that doesn’t mean there are no schools out there worth attending.
Getting more people into college is about more money for bankers, not benefitting young people and society.
Every man is a potential arsonist, every woman a potential firefighter. They are the yin and the yang, the duality that keeps life moving and the robots away.
Hillary Clinton thinks she can gain points by hiding her socialist ‘free college’ plan in crony capitalist clothing.
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