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.
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.
The 529 Plan lets families save tax-free for university tuition. Let’s open that up so families can spend it to jumpstart young adults’ careers.
Professor Richard Vedder’s book, ‘Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,’ offers some valuable critiques of the failures of higher education, although the book’s perspective is at times narrow.
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.
Conservative students saw the biggest grade dip when studying in the humanities and social sciences,and a grade boost when studying in hard-science fields. The bias was more pronounced at higher-ranked colleges.
Harrumphing about activist students only identifies half of the campus problem. The activist departments and professors are a far bigger threat to academic freedom than students are.
For wealthy, smart students, we should stop exalting the college experience and tell them to rethink the four-year plan. Most degrees can be done in three.
The biggest losers of Elizabeth Warren’s ‘free college’ plan will be poor, working-class Americans, and it’s only bloated universities that stand to gain.
There are opportunities for substantive reform in the current system. But mocking college graduates, many of whom have been led astray, doesn’t help.
What the cheating scandal shows is that it’s actually really hard to game the system and very few people can successfully do it.
No need to bribe officials or Photoshop photos of your kids playing water polo. You should encourage them to be progressive activists instead!
The justifications for propping up universities, which often act as little more than elite sorting mechanisms as well as left-wing indoctrination centers, are growing thin.
“I think the United States needs to send a clear message…poverty and crime are not grounds for asylum.”
In the book ‘She’s Conservative: Stories of Trials and Triumphs on America’s College Campuses,’ young conservative women offer in their own words lessons for how to survive—and thrive—at college and beyond.
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