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.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Emily Jashinsky and Spencer Brown share the most unbelievable courses and topics being taught on college campuses.
Why should Americans give weight to Ivy League credentials when many such students are too scared to handle even respectful intellectual dissent?
Women are vastly less likely to end up in the workplace than society teaches them to expect when they are, say, considering college decisions.
By eliminating tenure, changing incentive structures, and putting the emphasis back on teaching, colleges can create more value for students.
As affirmative action court cases and skyrocketing tuition rates reveal, today’s Ivy League institutions put their own biases ahead of their students’ advancement.
The U.S. Department of Education is expected to announce a plan to require all U.S. higher education institutions to make data on debt and earnings by major publicly available.
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