George Leef

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

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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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The Conundrums of Grading College Students

Feb 05, 2014 by George Leef |

Professor Mike Shaughnessy reflects on the excuses and protests that students pose when professors attempt to assign grades.

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Is There Any Justification for Women’s Studies Courses?

Jan 17, 2014 by George Leef |

Jane Shaw examines a women's studies course at North Carolina State and finds that the analysis and intellectual integrity of early feminist studies is missing from modern courses.

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Why People are Losing Trust in Higher Education

Jan 15, 2014 by George Leef |

Exhorbitant presidential salaries have promoted misuse of power and undermined the effectiveness of leadership, leading to distrust among students, faculty, and leaders, writes Harry R. Lewis.

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Post-Literate College Students

Jan 10, 2014 by George Leef |

Many of whom struggle with and dislike reading, and professor Tom Bertonneau writes about the decline of literacy in America.

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Think Twice Before Entering Law School

Jan 08, 2014 by George Leef |

A law school graduate shares the story of his path into legal education.

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One New College That’s Praiseworthy

Dec 27, 2013 by George Leef |

UMR is a no-nonsense institution where the students want to learn and the professors want to teach them.

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The College Board’s Irresponsible Cheerleading

Nov 26, 2013 by George Leef |

The new "Education Pays" report inflates the benefits of going to college, even as the college bubble begins to collapse. 

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Desperate Attempt at Keeping the College Bubble Inflated

Nov 20, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the messages in the College Board's 2013 report "College Pays" don't fit well with the evidence that large numbers of students are rethinking the value of a college degree.

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From Each According to His Earnings

Nov 06, 2013 by George Leef |

Making student loan repayments contingent on graduates' income would encourage more weak students to take out loans they can't repay, writes George Leef.

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