Higher Ed Group To Taxpayers: You’re Selfish And Should Give Us Still More Of Your Paychecks
Will the state-funding-cuts myth continue to carry the day, simultaneously browbeating allegedly “stingy” state legislators and hornswoggling the cash-strapped taxpayers these legislators represent?
When Slogans Replace Arguments
Catchphrases like “microaggression” and “cultural appropriation” are even more insidious because their sonic allure encourages people to substitute them for thought. However, euphony and placard-readiness are not argument.
One More Reason For Campus Protests: Students With Little Homework, Lots Of Time On Their Hands
The most plausible explanation for these findings, we conclude, is that standards have fallen at postsecondary institutions in the United States.
American Apartheid: ‘Identity Politics’ on College Campuses
Tolerance-seeking relativism is doubtless well-intentioned but radically defective. Recognizing its defects helps us better understand the rising racial separatism on our campuses.
Who Fired Melissa Click? Free Markets
Professor Click was fired by the UM Board of Curators last Thursday. But it wasn’t really the board that did her in. It was free markets — prospective students, their parents, donors, and alumni — expressing their displeasure with their checkbooks.
A Small Nonprofit’s Big Remedy for the Plagues of Today’s College Students—Debt and Dropout
Debt and dropout rates are the twin plagues of today’s college students, both in Texas and across the nation. A small nonprofit in Austin has developed what they see as a vaccine for these modern plagues.
Pricing Revolution: Texas Expands Its Affordable Bachelor’s Degree Program
Perry’s challenge was met with a mixture of disbelief and derision. The chairman of the Travis County Democrats called Perry’s idea “preposterous,” adding that “nobody in higher education believes that is even possible.” That was then. But this is now.
The Campus Protests and Faculty Tenure: A Fatal Attraction?
Why these moves against tenure? State legislators are struggling to arrest tuition hyperinflation and the crushing student-loan debt that it produces. But it is not financial considerations alone that are at work here.
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?