Education Department’s Regulatory Gimmicks Can’t Change Reality: Many Students Aren’t Interested
America’s national obsession with raising our “educational attainment” level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation.
Campus Turmoil Will Accelerate Beneficial Higher Ed Change
The erosion of support for traditional higher education will accelerate trends already at work. Here are the most important ones.
The Delusionary “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” Program
We either all deserve a special 10-year loan forgiveness program, or none of us do.
America’s “Weakest Link” – Schools of Education
“The problem in American education is not dumb teachers. The problem is dumb teacher training.”
Time to Bust the College-Accreditation Trust!
Expecting accreditation to prevent students from wasting government grant and loan money on college programs that have minimal value was a blunder. We shouldn’t rely more on accreditation, I suggest that we no longer rely on it at all.
Actually, You Can Discharge Student Debts and the Feds Want to Make It Easier
Just how difficult is it for a student debtor to get a court to rule that having to pay off student loans would be an “undue hardship”? Evidently, it’s not as difficult as most people think.
Senator Sanders Speaks at Liberty University
Following the address by Sanders, Liberty’s campus was not rocked by protests. Nobody complained that the school should have put out “trigger warnings” and no students demanded a “safe place” where they could heal from the trauma of words that clashed with their deeply held beliefs.
Thanks, Representative Polis – You’ve Shown that Ideologues Don’t Worry about All Injustices to Students
In a Sept. 11 House hearing, Polis said, “If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people.”
We Have Oversold Law School – Now What?
Just because existing lawyers average $113,000, that tells us nothing about the prospects for new lawyers entering at the margin. Lots of recent law school graduates have found out that the good results on average for those who earned their JDs in the past are completely meaningless for them.
Federal Rules Run Afoul of First Amendment
I’m going to focus on the last consequence—the way federal intervention in higher education has empowered bureaucrats to whittle away at free speech on (and even off) campus.