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Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Expansion.

March 22, 2016

Non-Trump University

Chance Layton

NAS President Peter Wood writes about the "bait-and-switch" of American higher education.

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February 6, 2013

More of That Silly "We've Gotta Put More People Through College" Research

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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August 8, 2012

Too Many College Students? Yes, Unfortunately

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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June 14, 2012

What's Up with California Higher Ed?

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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April 30, 2012

Give It the Old College Try

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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April 10, 2012

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

Ashley Thorne

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

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April 3, 2012

Remediating America: On the Consultations of FSG

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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March 28, 2012

Lumina: U.S. Needs More College Grads

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 nati...

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