Keeping A Bad Scorecard
Higher education, with all its rankings and competition, is kind of like a sport. Well now the federal government is going to help us keep score with the College Scorecard, which promises to give all Americans “access to reliable data on every institution of higher education.”
The next frontier in education: Transforming 529 college savings plans
529 plans’ uses should be broader and allow families to save for K-12 expenses and job training expenses after college and graduate school. We should be able to learn and save money in order to improve our skills using a 529 account at any point in our lives.
Let Perkins Die
just because you are small, or even if you are skewed toward wealthier, private institutions, does not mean higher education lobbyists want you to go away. No, all money is good money if spent on “education”!
The Opportunity Costs of Higher Education
When six or seven percent of the entire American population is in college, that means a significant reduction in work effort occurs because otherwise highly productive persons in the physical prime of their lives are only lightly utilized in making things or providing services.
Higher Education’s Faulty Economics: How We Got Here
We can see the destructive effects of the college-for-all agenda when we look more closely at each of the elements of our higher-education crisis mentioned above—affordability, debt, and poor student learning.
Glittery Debt Perspective
I’m sorry, but having debt in exchange for an education that is supposed to enable one to earn a great deal more over a lifetime, without an obligation to furnish years of unpaid service to the lender, is not indentured servitude.
‘Who’s Picking Up The Cost Of Graduate Student Debt?’ Taxpayers (Who Else?)
The uptick in borrowers with repayment plans pegged to their incomes is one of the reasons the Congressional Budget Office in January and March estimated that student-loan debt will cost taxpayers an additional $66 billion in the period between 2015 and 2024.
Purdue preparing novel way to fund college
Call it what you will, but Purdue University is rethinking financial aid after the nation’s class of 2015 was named the most indebted in United States history.
A Smarter Approach to College Textbooks
As a professor, I am troubled by declines in the effort many in my classes are willing to put into doing the reading I assign. But as an administrator, I also recognize students’ concerns with scoring high grades, juggling internships and part-time jobs, and minimizing expenses.
The Federal Government as a Predatory Lender
The evidence is pretty clear that our government meets all the qualifications as a predatory lender. This is just one more episode of a system of perverse market incentives instituted by government that will not end well.