The higher education system is rotten to its core — economically, ideologically, and spiritually. Instead of tinkering around the edges, it’s time for conservatives to actually fix the root problems.
Why did college graduation rates increase while college students became academically less prepared? A new study concludes it’s probably because colleges have lowered their standards.
Personal responsibility? Not necessary. 2020 Democrats have got you covered with their immoral wealth transfer policies.
Just as with every other spending decision in life, not every prospective college kid can afford his or her ‘dream school.’ Adults need to help students make prudent choices about their financial future.
The DeVos Department of Education recently repealed the Obama administration’s gainful employment rule. But its replacement still leaves much to be desired.
Two decades ago, I turned down the opportunity for an Ivy League education—not because I couldn’t get accepted, but because I couldn’t afford the acceptance. It worked out well.
The student loan debt bubble will soon burst, and the proper solution is not to throw $1.6 trillion of taxpayers’ money at a government-created problem.
Bernie Sanders floats a college debt cancellation plan sure to please many, but giving handouts to the wealthy and educated among us is deeply absurd.
‘She got into her dream college, but her dream college offered her no scholarships, just loans,’ Ocasio-Cortez said in a press conference on Capitol Hill, as evidence for why taxpayers should pick up the $250,000 tab.
Republicans should stop making excuses for this situation and start showing creative leadership about how to responsibly deflate the special-interest pork bubble that U.S. higher education has become.
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.
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