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?
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”?