George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef |

Will there ever be enough diversity?

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What Should We Do About Law Schools?

Jul 09, 2014 by George Leef |

Not long ago, law school was a growth industry. Over the past decade, enrollments have plummeted.

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Charitable Gift for Scholarships Leads to Uproar

Jun 18, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef comments on the recent donation of $25 million by the Koch brothers to the United Negro College Fund.

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Classroom Cell Phone Recordings: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Jun 11, 2014 by George Leef |

Should colleges allow students to use cell phones to record lectures?

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Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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The Imaginary STEM Crisis

May 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that America actually doesn't need a huge increase in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology degrees.

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Where do preferential policies stand now?

Apr 30, 2014 by George Leef |

"It is no longer the case that Jim Crow–advantaged whites are being displaced by just-liberated African-Americans. Indeed, it is more and more the case that preferences are used to give an advantage to Latinos over Asian Americans."

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Unpersuasive book argues that higher education should have a leftist bias

Apr 23, 2014 by George Leef |

"It reminds me of Don Quixote. Lazere wants his friends to see how gloriously he jousts with and punctures all those horrible right-wingers. But Cervantes’s novel is entertaining; the pages of this book are pointless and screechy."

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Are young Americans who don’t go to college “penalizing” themselves?

Apr 21, 2014 by George Leef |

College degrees aren't becoming more valuable, but their glut is confining those who don't have them to a shrinking, low-pay sector of the labor market.

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Brandeis Ought to Be Ashamed

Apr 14, 2014 by George Leef |

In its failure to engage a pluralism of views, Brandeis has reinforced a bad trend in American education.

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Income Share Agreements: Can They Finance Higher Education?

Mar 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Equity funding for college students is attracting attention, but can't work as long as we have easy government loans.

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Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

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A “Party School” is put under the microscope

Mar 05, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes about the recent book, Party School, written by West Virginia University sociology professor Karen Weiss. The book documents the way party culture has dominated most of WVU.

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On the Problem of Student Mismatching

Feb 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Students are choosing universities for which they are underqualified, opting for "party schools" over more prestigious universities. The market of education allows for customers to pick and choose as they wish.

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Rise Up, UNC Alumni

Feb 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Alumni should insist that the University of North Carolina do something about its weak general education requirements, writes alum Arch Allen.

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