George Leef

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

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Wharton School Proffessor’s Book Supports Case that College Has Been Oversold

Jul 01, 2015 by George Leef |

In his new book, Peter Cappelli argues that college is not always a good investment.

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Fisher v. Texas: Just Say No to Racial Preferences

Jun 04, 2015 by George Leef |

The upcoming Supreme Court decision could end racial discrimination on College admissions.

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Is Brown America’s most diversity crazed university?

May 07, 2015 by George Leef |

John Rosenberg argues against the potential effectiveness of Brown University's diversity initiative.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

Apr 08, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

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Obama’s NLRB Pushes Faculty Unionization

Mar 18, 2015 by George Leef |

An economics professor explains why he regards faculty unionization as bad law.

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Donor Intent Wins at Trinity College

Mar 16, 2015 by George Leef |

A battle over a philanthropic endowment at Trinity College ends as a victory for donor intent.

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The Value of College Degrees Is No More Settled than Is Global Warming

Feb 25, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef writes for the John William Pope Center on why recent job data does not prove that higher education is a "good investment."

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How Do College Speech Codes Originate?

Feb 04, 2015 by George Leef |

George Mason University law professor Todd Zywicki writes for the John William Pope Center about his attempt at eradicating his school's speech code. 

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Stanley Fish’s New Book on Academic Freedom

Jan 14, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Versions of Academic Freedom and argues that there does not have to be a single, one-size-fits-all approach to academic freedom.

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A Diverse Group of Social Psychologists Calls for More Diversity in Their Field

Jan 07, 2015 by George Leef |

Six social psychologists are publishing an article arguing that their discipline suffers as a science due to its narrowness in the range of opinions it deems acceptable. 

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The Ongoing Madness in Madison

Dec 17, 2014 by George Leef |

The University of Wisconsin, Madison recruits many academically weak students to make the campus more diverse, but the open admission standards erode the university's academic integrity.

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Why the Education Department’s “gainful employment” rule is futile

Nov 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

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Causing the College Credentials Craze

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes on the "credentials mania" and the effects of companies ruling out applicants who don't have college degrees.

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Is there any real content to “leisure studies”?

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef |

Leisure is not a dream that universities need to model; it's a choice that people make among all the uses of their time.

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Aspiring Adults Adrift

Oct 17, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews a new book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Academically Adrift.

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