Learning from experience
Just as the 529 tax plan was a misguided proposal, the Common Core testing regime is a train wreck. In 2013, Florida abandoned the consortium designing one of the tests, Tennessee left last year, and Mississippi left in January.
The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability
Of the nine CBE programs with available data, 1 in 10 undergraduates are younger than 25, fitting with conventional wisdom. CBE institutions also vary in the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of their students.
Six Reasons The Math On Obama’s College Plan Doesn’t Add Up
The states, which have already slashed funding for colleges and universities as they face budget shortfalls and competing priorities, would have to cut other programs to pay for the cost or to raise taxes.
Hamilton College Professor: School’s Latest ‘Lie’
Only a system of mendacity would advertise without blush the absence of anything approaching a coherent curriculum at an elite liberal arts college as an adventure in freedom. . . .
Thanks, Tom Hanks, But Here’s The Real Price of ‘Free’ Community College
Community colleges are not purely lifelines to the poor. . . . 38.8 percent of dependent students at public, two-year colleges come from the upper half of the income distribution, as do 54.3 percent of independent students.
Push-Back on APUSH
Bear in mind that the overwhelming majority of elite private liberal arts colleges today have no course American history requirement.
GMU Law School’s Founding Dean, Henry Manne, R.I.P.
One of Manne’s most insightful contributions, made in an obscure essay in the 1970s, has largely gone unnoticed, and it is profoundly important to higher education. Henry thought most of the distinction between “for profit” and “not-for-profit” education was devoid of meaning.
One More Reason College Is So Expensive
Another factor explaining students’ failure to graduate in four years has nothing to do with their intelligence or motivation, and everything to do with the failure of our colleges and universities to keep up their end of the bargain.
Is it disastrous for states to decrease their college subsidies?
After careful analysis, Vedder concluded that there was a small negative correlation between state spending on higher education and economic growth. So it’s entirely reasonable to spend less on colleges to free up money for more beneficial uses.
Community College Trustee: “Free Tuition For Community College Students Is A Bad Idea”
“More than half of students entering a Texas public two-year college do not meet state college-readiness standards. . . . Of every 100 two-year students who are below the state readiness standard when they enter college, only 38 have graduated”—which would be a colossal waste of free tuition.