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Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Finance.

October 12, 2021

Foreign Gift Disclosure Dies in Darkness

David Acevedo

Financial transparency in American higher ed remains an urgent topic for discussion and reform, even if the national education media has set it aside to fry bigger fish.

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June 29, 2021

End Qualified Immunity for Higher Ed Administrators

David Acevedo

Denying public colleges and universities qualified immunity has the potential to change the actions, if not the hearts, of overreaching administrators.

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June 28, 2021

How to Fix Federal Student Aid with Income Share Agreements

Michael Brickman

If students make too little to repay what they borrowed, the college, not taxpayers, should bear the burden.

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June 28, 2021

Make University Administrators Pay and Watch Things Change

Teresa Manning

Virginia’s public universities are getting sued—and Virginia’s citizens are paying the price. This needs to change.

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June 8, 2021

The Federal Student Loan System is to Blame for the Debt Crisis

David Acevedo

How a program intended to increase educational access has hurt American students.

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January 15, 2021

An Antidote for Higher Ed's Disease

Keith Whitaker

NAS Board Chair Keith Whitaker's closing remarks from our January 13 report launch, "Freedom to Learn: A Blueprint for Higher Education Reform."

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November 30, 2020

University Administrators’ Pandemic Power Grab

Neetu Arnold

Universities are taking advantage of the pandemic to "hollow out the middle," that is, to defenestrate full-time and tenured faculty from their positions of influence in the university.

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October 27, 2020

ED Finds Over $6.5 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Gifts

David Acevedo

In a new report, the Department of Education details “four decades of pervasive noncompliance” with foreign gift disclosure law by American colleges and universities.

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August 17, 2020

Require Budget Transparency in Oklahoma Higher Ed

David Randall

Oklahoma can create an exceptional system of public higher education—one shorn of social-justice activists and dedicated to providing a cost-effective, rigorous education.

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