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January 20, 2017

NAS Embraces Classical Alternative to the PSAT

National Association of Scholars

Classic Learning Initiatives has developed a new alternative to the PSAT, rolling out the Classic Learning Test 9 (CLT 9) and Classic Learning Test 10 (CLT 10).

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June 5, 2014

What to do With That Major?

Jason Fertig

How often do most students work within their "fields of study," and what sorts of jobs do most students end up having?

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February 19, 2014

On the Problem of Student Mismatching

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 a...

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November 23, 2011

Better Matching of Students and Colleges?

George Leef

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about a company, ConnectEdu, that is bringing the same sort of matching that’s used in online dating services to college applications. It...

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October 12, 2011

Is Higher Ed on the Brink of Major Change?

George Leef

In the recent book by Clay Christensen and Henry Eyring, The Innovative University, the authors contend that many colleges and universities will be left in the dust unless they figure out how to ada...

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August 30, 2011

College Debt and Colleges' Extravagance

Glenn Ricketts

Why is there such ballooning debt among so many new college graduates? 

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August 29, 2011

Video: Andrew Ferguson on the College Admissions Circus

"The entire edifice of higher education now has a huge propaganda machine at its heart, relentlessly pounding home the idea that everybody should go to college." - Andrew Ferguson, father of a colle...

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August 11, 2011

Another Non-Problem That Bothers Egalitarians

George Leef

Today's Inside Higher Ed has a story about a new study on students from low-income families and their college choices. 

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August 3, 2011

Admissions Insanity

John C. Chalberg

Historian John C. Chalberg reviews Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U, and concludes that the title has some merit.

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