Articles

Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Reform.

December 11, 2019

Child Care, Food Stamps, and Flat Tires: When Free Tuition Isn't Enough

Rachelle Peterson

In her latest article for The Federalist, NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson unpacks the Democrats' proposed "College Affordability Act," a bill that promises to fund everything from daycare to groceries, and yes, even roadsi...

Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

Presidential Candidates on Higher Education

Rachelle Peterson

What do the top contenders for president have to say about higher education? Rachelle breaks down the top five Democratic candidates across ten policy issues. She also includes a section on President Trump's higher education agenda.

Continue Reading

October 30, 2019

The Vote to Abolish Racial Discrimination in Washington State

Peter Wood

In this special episode, Peter Wood is joined by Linda Yang of Washington Asians for Equality, the leading organization in the fight against Referendum 88. 

Continue Reading

October 23, 2019

Washington Voters: Vote NO on Referendum 88

Peter Wood

Earlier this year the Democratic-controlled Legislature of Washington State voted to overturn a ban on racial preferences voted in 20 years ago. Washington voters now have the opportunity to overturn Initiative 1000 and re-instate a ban on race-based...

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

February 13, 2019

Senate Republicans' Higher Ed Agenda Leaves Much to be Desired

Rachelle Peterson

The Senate’s outgoing education chairman is focusing on reforms that are worthwhile but paltry compared to the problems of politicization and trivialization in higher education.

Continue Reading

January 22, 2019

What Groucho Marx Can Teach Us About Liberal Education

Jon D. Schaff

The world wearies of defenses of liberal education and the humanities. 

Continue Reading

December 11, 2018

Reform by Executive Order

Thomas K. Lindsay

Congressional reform of higher education is a long shot. Can the President push reform from the bully pulpit?

Continue Reading

December 7, 2018

The Dog that Didn’t Bark

Steve Balch

Steve Balch explains that higher education reform under President Trump has a rocky road ahead. 

Continue Reading

November 21, 2018

Curriculum Vitae: Episode #3

NAS

Peter W. Wood sits down with KC Johnson to unpack what happened to Title IX and what should be done to fix it.

Continue Reading