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August 30, 2019

Top 2020 Democrats on Higher Education

Rachelle Peterson

The top Democratic presidential candidates' positions on higher education reveal they fail to grasp the fundamental questions of what college is for and why intellectual freedom matters.

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August 20, 2018

Texas Association of Scholars Supports the PROSPER Act

NAS

The Texas affiliate of NAS writes to Congress in support of the PROSPER Act.

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April 17, 2017

Under the Ivy

Peter Wood

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

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April 11, 2017

The Case for Income Share Agreements

David Randall

An alternative to student loans, ISAs allow for private investors to pay a student's tuition for returns in future income.

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March 27, 2014

And We Shall Not All Be Dentists

Amy L. Wax

Amy L. Wax and Isaac N. Cohen review the book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.

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July 17, 2013

Doubts, Deficits, Divestments, and Developments: A Higher Education Bubble Update

Ashley Thorne

CFOs lack confidence in their institutions' financial sustainability, Loyola University fails to enroll enough students to make budget, and the University of Wisconsin announces a "flexible option" for college credit.

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October 10, 2012

International Branch Campuses: Wise Investments or Just a Fad?

George Leef

Do the benefits of international branch campuses outweigh the costs?

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August 17, 2012

Galloping to Insolvency

Peter Wood

Peter Wood reviews a recent report that found that a third of American colleges and universities have unhealthy financial outlooks.

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August 9, 2012

Letting the Higher Ed Crisis Go to Waste

George Leef

In California, shrinking budgets and enrollment numbers could have been the occasion for a redirection -- raising standards and trying to regain focus on the core mission of higher education.

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