Sorry, But ‘College Is Too Expensive’ Is Not A ‘Myth’
Increasing federal student aid was found only to incentivize schools to hike tuitions further. . . . Specifically, the study finds that every dollar of additional Pell Grants or subsidized student loans results in tuitions being raised between 55 cents and 65 cents.
No End In Sight For Higher-Education Malinvestment
“More college graduates are working in second jobs that don’t require college degrees,” writes Hannah Seligson in the New York Times, “part of a phenomenon called ‘mal-employment.’ In short, many baby-sitters, sales clerks, telemarketers and bartenders are overqualified for their jobs.”
Finally Some Movement on Accreditation Reform
It appears that at long last there might be some movement in Washington on overdue reform of the higher education accreditation system – a wasteful and useless process that was erected in the early 1950s to validate minimum standards in college degrees.
Should We Celebrate the Fourth of July Anymore?
Contrary to Vox, Martin Luther King, Jr., understood that the Declaration of Independence did not justify giving “more political power to America’s white male minority.” It condemned it.
Law Schools Have Become Breeding Grounds For Left-Wing Activism
It isn’t just at Harvard, of course. I’m told by law professors I know that even at schools that aren’t known as being hotbeds of leftism, many of the faculty have succeeded in turning their PC enthusiasms into courses.
Uncle Sam, Student Loans, and The Sopranos
The federal government operates what looks like a predatory loan program for families. . . . Politico’s Michael Grunwald says the PLUS loans have “much higher interest rates and fees, and far fewer opportunities for loan forgiveness or reductions.”
Think (Hard) Before You Collect
A major reason to oppose more data collection and publication is that there is little evidence it will actually help. The fact is that college costs, retention rates, earnings by major, etc., are all widely available but appear to be regularly ignored.
How to Counter the Tax-Hikers in the Higher Ed Debate
The Obama administration’s loan forgiveness policy does very little good for students who get their AA or BA degrees at typical colleges, but it does tremendous good for those who get advanced degrees at pricey universities and then go into “public service” work.
Campus Cannibals?: A Student’s Take on Political Correctness
No one, whatever his/her identity, has a monopoly on truth. This idea is central to the Enlightenment and to American democracy, and it is profoundly threatened by a leftist ideology that elevates identity over ideas. The end of free speech on campus may just be the beginning.
War on Academic Achievement?: The Plight of Asian-Americans
Asian-Americans have the lowest acceptance rate for each SAT test score bracket, having to score 140 points higher than a white student, 270 points higher than a Hispanic student, and 450 points higher than a black student to be on equal footing with these ethnic groups. If this isn’t a flagrant double standard, how would we define one?