College Tuition Inflation: An Overblown Crisis?
Gillen and Robe place no blame for this confusion on HEPI and HECA’s creators. Both indices are helpful when limited to their original purposes. Rather, the blame lies with those who seek to use these indices beyond their purposes in deceived and/or deceiving fashion.
If There’s a College Affordability Crisis, What Should We Do About It?
Is there really a college affordability crisis, and if so, what is its cause and exactly what action should Congress take
Mitch Daniels And The Purdue Miracle: Lessons For The Rest Of Us
Daniels assumed the Purdue presidency in 2013. In his quest to make college more affordable, he wasted no time.
Why Are College Degrees Falling in Value?
After decades of steady increase, the numbers of young Americans who enroll in some postsecondary educational program has started to fall. Many schools are desperate to keep their numbers up, but keep falling short. The reason for this change is that the perceived value of college is declining.
How to Stop Complaining and Start Fixing America’s Higher Education Crisis
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
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.
Competition Is Helping to Bring Affordability, Efficiency Back to Higher Ed
Contrary to some analysts’ claims, struggling colleges that reduce tuition rates are not signing their own death certificate. Rather, they are enhancing their competitiveness, which in turn is reaping benefits for students and parents.
Happy New Year! Time to Get to Work on Higher Ed Reform
Happy New Year! It’s time to get serious about rising costs and sinking performance at the places young people go to get their minds — or whatever — trained and shaped up. There’s plenty to do before it’s January 1 again.
Answering union critics on education savings accounts
With an [education savings] account, the state deposits a child’s funds from the state education formula into a private bank account that Melanie and Wade can use to buy educational products and services for their children. Texas lawmakers are considering making these accounts available to state families.