Amid Campus Protests, Universities Worry About . . . Fundraising
Growing numbers of Americans now deem college costs to have exceeded the value of a bachelor’s degree. If campus unrest spreads, and administrators show themselves to be unable or unwilling to restore a rigorous learning environment on campus, how long will already-skeptical supporters continue to donate?
Explaining The College Affordability Crisis—By Blaming Its Victims
It is the people, living under the economic malaise known as the “New Normal,” who have been forced over roughly the last decade to learn to do more with less. Is it unreasonable, then, that the people might expect our universities to make the same sacrifices?
More U.S. Colleges Poised To Go Bankrupt, According To Three New Studies
Why are these smaller schools, both public and private, finding themselves unable to raise sufficient revenue to meet their expenses?
Who Can Save College Campuses From Themselves?
After correctly pointing to the self-destructiveness of the politicized Academy, it is time to offer a new way by which to save our schools from themselves.
New Report: What Do College Students Learn? Answer: Too Little, Too Often
Fundamental subjects like U.S. government, U.S. history, literature, mathematics, and economics “have become mere options on far too many campuses.” Not only is this failure to teach leaving students with “great gaps in their knowledge,” but also, “employers are noticing.”
Disconnect: American Higher Education Versus The American People
Is the public blind too to the fact that, as Rawlings puts it, “[g]enuine education is not a commodity, it is the awakening of a human being”?
Finally, Bipartisan Agreement On Why College Is So Expensive
In order to fund rising college administrative budgets, not only are students and taxpayers paying more, but many on the faculty are receiving less—through being “adjunctified.”
Free To Learn? Think Again: Campus Censorship On The Rise
There is a better way to purge the intellectual barbarism operating within the university’s gates. Rather than rely on lawmakers, universities should clean up their own houses.
Higher Education Reform and the Role of Government
As a former university professor and administrator, I can tell you that universities cannot be reformed from within. This means that the only alternative to change them is to somehow incentivize reform from the outside and we’re doing this through government bodies, be they state or federal.
Higher Education’s Faulty Economics: How We Got Here
We can see the destructive effects of the college-for-all agenda when we look more closely at each of the elements of our higher-education crisis mentioned above—affordability, debt, and poor student learning.