Higher Ed Expansion

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More of That Silly “We’ve Gotta Put More People Through College”…

Feb 06, 2013 by George Leef |

Leef and Jenna Robinson take a critical look at the SHEEO study and find that its conclusions do not logically follow from its premises.

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Too Many College Students? Yes, Unfortunately

Aug 08, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood debates Macalester College president Brian Rosenberg on whether the U.S. should pursue the goal of further increases in college enrollments.

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What’s Up with California Higher Ed?

Jun 14, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Three organizations have just published reports with concerns about the state of higher education in California and recommendations for how to fix it.

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Give It the Old College Try

Apr 30, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Richard Vedder criticizes low interest student loans, which he says will not be of much benefit to students and will serve to entice people to go to college unnecessarily.

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Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda: A Series by Peter Wood

Apr 10, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of the articles in Peter Wood's series "Obama's Higher-Education Agenda"

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Remediating America: On the Consultations of FSG

Apr 03, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood observes that the call for extraordinary efforts to improve community college degree-completion rates might benefit consultants more than students.

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Lumina: U.S. Needs More College Grads

Mar 28, 2012 by Joanne Jacobs |

Joanne Jacobs contrasts the Lumina Foundation's call for 23 million more college-educated workers to Peter Wood's arguments that more higher education does not directly correlate with a nation's economic health. 

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College for All: Obama’s Higher Ed Agenda, Part 3 of 8

Mar 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Does higher education provide the only path to financial security, global comptetitiveness, personal fulfillment, and active citizenship?

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Rick Santorum Is Right

Mar 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s controversial remarks about higher education.

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Supersizing: Obama’s Higher Education Agenda, Part 1 of 8

Feb 22, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the first of an eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s longstanding goal of making America the nation with the highest percentage of college graduates.

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Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda

Feb 14, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood surveys the Obama administration’s eight-part higher-education agenda.

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Historian Victor Davis Hanson on American Higher Ed

Nov 23, 2011 by George Leef |

Former Cal State Fresno history professor Victor Davis Hanson writes here about the sad history of American higher ed over the last 50 years. He refers to "the Fannie and Freddie university" meaning that higher ed has been politicized,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Murray: Three Reasons Colleges Are Oversubscribed

Nov 22, 2011 by Brendan Nagle |

A report from a National Capitol Association of Scholars meeting.

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NYT Writer Observes That College Costs a Lot, But Students Learn Little

Oct 24, 2011 by George Leef |

While higher ed expenses and concomitant student debt loads have risen greatly, many students put in little effort to get B or better averages. 

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Twenty-Six Year Olds in Diapers?

Oct 11, 2011 by George Leef |

David Bass of the John Locke Foundation argues that the mania for putting as many people as possible in college has given us 26 year-olds in diapers (figuratively speaking). 

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