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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

How Democrats killed Obama’s college savings plan

“It took a public backlash for the president to realize that taxing college savings plans was a bad idea. But withdrawing the proposal is not enough,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Push-Back on APUSH

Bear in mind that the overwhelming majority of elite private liberal arts colleges today have no course American history requirement.

One More Reason College Is So Expensive

Another factor explaining students’ failure to graduate in four years has nothing to do with their intelligence or motivation, and everything to do with the failure of our colleges and universities to keep up their end of the bargain.

Expert: Most U.S. College Freshmen Read At 7th-Grade Level

Many colleges are not demanding a college level reading experience for incoming freshmen. “Nor are they sending a signal to the nation’s high schools that high school level reading is needed for college readiness.”

New Study Blasts College Tuition ‘Deception’

Given the disastrous consequences, why, then, do colleges and universities continue to spend so much on non-instructional ventures? Mussano and Iosue’s answer is blunt: “Because they can.”

The Biggest Man on Campus

Make no mistake about it, if Jim Harbaugh returns Michigan to gridiron glory he — like Krzyzewski at Duke — will report to no one at the University of Michigan except himself.