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.
Obama’s Free Community College Plan Is Bad For Poor Americans
President Obama would be much wiser to use his political capital to spur competition and real cost reduction in higher education rather than subsidizing community college tuition.
University of Texas Looks To Limit Administrative Bloat
When it comes to administrative bloat’s role in tuition and student-debt hyperinflation, the facts appear indisputably clear, and the battle lines equally clearly drawn.
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.
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.
Students winning in court
These flexible debit cards allow students to pay for K-12 expenses like private school tuition and tutoring as well as college tuition and fees. Parents can also use the accounts to save for college.
New Study Blasts College Tuition ‘Deception’
Given the disastrous consequences, why, then, do colleges and universities continue to spend so much on non-instructional ventures? Mussano and Iosue’s answer is blunt: “Because they can.”