Why Universities Need Strong Boards: The Case of Wallace Hall
Harry Lewis, former dean at Harvard, writes that often “governing boards do not know what is going on,” that they are “notoriously inattentive” and “carefully managed and quite docile.” He argues that trustees “must not return to functioning as the University’s honorees and cheerleaders rather than governors.”
Free Speech in Peril
Oberlin has supplied teachers with a trigger-warning guide, advising them to consider not assigning works that could spark upset because of their “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.”
Public Colleges Raise Prices When Appropriations Go Down…and Up
Public institutions raise funds through students much faster than they lose them from states.
Why is the University of Oklahoma hosting a Chinese Communist Party propaganda program?
“I think we can all agree that U.S. colleges and universities should not be outsourcing academic control, faculty and student oversight, or curriculum to a foreign government — in this case a dictatorship.”
Are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford really public universities?
Those figures come from a new study, released Monday, which recommends an excise tax on private colleges’ endowments of more than $500 million.
A Bad Report Card for American Millennials
As a country, we need to confront not only how we can compete in a global economy, but also what kind of future we can construct when a sizable segment of our future workforce is not equipped with the skills necessary for higher-level employment.
Education savings accounts and students with special needs in higher ed
Families shouldn’t have to wait for courts to decide how their children should be treated. Education savings accounts allow parents to act today—and prepare for tomorrow—in order to give their children the chance at a great future.
Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?
Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.
A Misguided Attempt at Higher-Ed Governance Reform
The UT System Board of Regents . . . has a fiduciary responsibility to oversee all aspects of the administration of the public institutions in their jurisdiction. Sound governance practices dictate that this responsibility should not include micromanagement, but no aspect of institutional oversight should be statutorily precluded.
Putting faith in people, instead of faith in the system
Washington shouldn’t decide for taxpayers that they should subsidize as many people as possible to enter college. Like Thiel, let’s allow individuals to make the best decisions for themselves.