How Am I Supposed to Learn Anything Without a Lazy River and Wet Wall?
It’s easy to blame sheer greed for colleges raising their prices at breakneck speeds . . . but it would be wrong to conclude they’re doing it only because they’re hopelessly money-grubbing. No . . . colleges often have to furnish expensive amenities, dorms, etc., to compete for students.
The Real Cost Of College
When considering government support for American higher education as a whole, subsidies for colleges and universities are—even on a per-student basis and despite the enrollment explosion—greater than ever before.
Big-name commencement speakers: revered tradition or a waste of time and money?
Bills in New Jersey and Illinois have proposed banning public universities from using public funds to pay for commencement speakers.
Corinthian Should Just Be a Sideshow
The overall problems in higher ed dwarf proprietary schools, and no amount of anti-profit zealotry will change that. So let’s stop obsessing over what should be sideshows.
The Future Of An Illusion: The Higher Ed “Funding Cuts” Myth
“If over the past three decades car prices had gone up as fast as tuition, the average new car would cost more than $80,000.”
Should Universities Own Patents?
Traditional universities want to have it both ways: they want the tax subsidies and exemptions associated with their non-profit status, but they also want to claim they own private intellectual property and make millions from that as well.
New Arizona State-edX MOOC: Another Blow To Traditional College
ASU-edX courses and low-cost microdegrees are a pincer movement against the traditional four-year degree. The combination of a for-credit transferable MOOC freshman year and the core classes offered by partnerships like Google and Coursera strike at the heart of the traditional university business model.
University Online-Compliance Officer: “I Wish My Job Didn’t Exist”
A few states have taken a reasonable approach to regulating online education. An example is Wyoming. Wyoming requires two things before we can offer our programs to its residents: we must be regionally accredited and pay a $100 fee. . . . Most states, however, take a different approach.
Why Does the New York Times Keep Cheerleading for the College Agenda?
Federal subsidies for college have simultaneously lowered educational quality and increased the number of Americans who have college credentials but little useful knowledge or skill.
Higher education and private sector investment
Income share agreements would take the burden of college tuition repayment off of taxpayers and ask employers to invest more in the human capital they hope to find in the job market. That is certainly an improvement over Washington’s method of asking taxpayers for more money.