American Higher Education: An Autopsy
Throughout American history, our colleges and universities have enjoyed a respect, even a reverence, from the American people. And for good reason: A college degree has long been seen as the ticket to the American Dream—as the merit-based path onward and upward. No more.
NYU Administrator Goes Full Orwell: Violating Free Speech ‘Ensures The Conditions Of Free Speech’
Do you think that you can count on university leaders to uphold the First Amendment on their campuses? If so, think again.
Who’s Violating Campus Free Speech? Follow the Money
“The domination of elite institutions of higher education by the upper middle class is a big problem for social mobility. . . . It looks like it might be bad news for free speech, too.”
The Latest–And Surprising–Victims of the Student-Loan Debt Crisis: Older Americans
How did those 60 and older—who thought they’d be looking forward to a hard-earned rest during their retirement years—come to be the fastest-growing age-group for student loans?
How to Reduce College Costs
College costs have become staggering and continue to rise unabated. SeeThruEdu’s Tom Lindsay and Ron Trowbridge outline areas where costs can be reduced, with commensurate savings to students.
No College For Old Administrators: Time For Donors/Alums To Defend The Freedom To Learn
Senior administrators will tell you the whole truth, warts and all—with only one qualification: To hear the straight dope, you must wait until they become *former* senior administrators.
Report: Obama Department Of Education Drastically Underestimated Student-Loan Debt
In government, and everywhere else, mistakes are going to be made. But, in this case, the mistakes aid the side of the defenders of the failed higher education status quo—“Student-loan crisis? What student-loan crisis?! Move along; nothing to see here.”
To Solidify Higher-Education Finance, Return Power And Money To The States
Some argue that federalism—the distribution of powers and duties between the states and the federal government, as codified in the U.S. Constitution’s Tenth Amendment—is dead. Regarding higher education, they may have a point.
THE DANGEROUS RISE OF ‘THE NEW CIVICS’
New Civics is about seizing power in society, and the place nearest at hand is the university itself. New Civics mandarins are ambitious, and what starts in student services doesn’t stay there.
Sad To Say, the “Chicago Principles” Defending Academic Freedom Do Not Go Far Enough
Chicago wants to have its moral and cultural relativism and eat them too. Nowhere in its defense of academic freedom will you find the word, “truth,” either in upper- or lower-case.