Ideologues Throw a Tantrum over UNC Poverty Center
If my hypothetical center or anything like it ever existed, leftists would insist that it be closed. I would too. Universities should be places for academic work, not the propagation of political ideologies.
Two Economists Try Teaching Obama a Logic Lesson About “Free” Community College
“Although getting an associate degree or some college education at a community college may benefit any one person, in the aggregate a policy that increases the supply of people with associate degrees can backfire unless it has been designed to fill an existing excess demand.”
Why College Textbooks Cost So Much
“During the past 30 years, there has been an explosion of student-loan debt. Students rarely pay for books out of pocket and instead roll it into their financial aid-package. So a $250 textbook is now being paid back over decades.”
Is it disastrous for states to decrease their college subsidies?
After careful analysis, Vedder concluded that there was a small negative correlation between state spending on higher education and economic growth. So it’s entirely reasonable to spend less on colleges to free up money for more beneficial uses.
Waking America Up to the Student Debt Bomb
Administration policy encourages graduates to hunt for non-profit, public interest jobs that qualify them for loan forgiveness after only ten years. The country emphatically does not need to tilt the playing field still more against working in the for-profit sector.
Remarkably Low Literacy Among New York’s Prospective Teachers
As long as public school officials are required to hire only prospective teachers who have gone through the education school mill, we – that is, the hapless children who desperately need academically-minded teachers — will continue to suffer from classroom mediocrities.
How to Deal with Student Debt?
It never occurs to Ross or people like him that the problem of students who have amassed too much debt is entirely the result of government meddling.
Will ‘Socioeconomic Diversity’ Be the Next Campus Wave?
Each student is unique, diverse in many ways from every other student. Colleges will still be plenty “diverse” if they just admit students who have the right academic attributes.
Magical Thinking: Tax the Rich More and America’s “Education Gap” Will Disappear
The reason why many don’t take advantage of inexpensive options for post-secondary education is that many young Americans are woefully unprepared for and completely uninterested in further education.
Leisure studies: an academic field based on a utopian mistake?
A recent Chronicle Review article, The Labors of Leisure, sheds some light on this strange-sounding, perhaps oxymoronic field. And it leads me to conclude that it is based on a misunderstanding about what the future holds.