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February 21, 2012

Why They Seem to Rise Together: Federal Aid and College Tuition

Peter Wood

Peter Wood, Richard Vedder, George Leef, Hans Bader, and Herbert London weigh in on the Center for College Affordability and Productivity's new study on whether colleges raise tuition when they receive federal aid.

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February 20, 2012

Bennett, Biden, and Boondoggles

Richard Vedder

The vice president appears to be the latest to agree that federal student-aid programs are contributing to rising college costs, writes Richard Vedder.

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November 30, 2011

We're Overdoing It on Faculty Research

George Leef

So argues English professor Mark Bauerlein in a new study published by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I comment on the study. Bauerlein finds that more colleges and universi...

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May 12, 2011

Video: The Federal Takeover of Higher Education

Peter Wood spoke about the effects of federal direct lending on rising generations and higher education at a panel with the Family Research Council.

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April 5, 2011

Video: Richard Vedder on the "Nearly-Everyone-Should-Go-to-College" Idea

Richard Vedder, president of the CCAP, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on the economics of college education and on why tuition costs have gotten to be so high.

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February 1, 2011

Rich Vedder on Academically Adrift

George Leef

Rich Vedder has an essay today on Minding the Campus in which he discusses the “sniping” at that most inconvenient book (inconvenient for the higher education establishment, anyway) Academically Adrift. His argument is that the book&rsq...

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December 13, 2010

"Mindless" Pursuit of College Degrees Comes at a High Cost

Ashley Thorne

Approximately 60 percent of the increase in the number of college graduates from 1992 to 2008 worked in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers relatively low skilled.

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