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October 21, 2019

The Ivory Debtors' Prison

Neetu Arnold

Administrative bloat and extraneous spending by colleges and universities are draining the American middle class while enriching administrators and politicians. 

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September 17, 2019

Meet Our New Research Associate

Peter Wood

Neetu Arnold is joining the NAS staff as our research associate for a new project on student debt and administrative growth. 

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April 18, 2019

Episode #24: The Never Ending College Story with Cheyne Zeller

Peter Wood

Peter is joined by his personal trainer for a conversation on the allure of a four-year degree, the struggles and debt these students face, and the light at the end of the tunnel. 

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August 20, 2018

Making Higher Education Accountable

David Randall

How do we get from "Admissions Officer" to "Pell Grant Harvester"? David Randall gives us the story and how to reform colleges in this speech from Grove City College.

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June 6, 2018

Is College For Everyone?

Peter Wood

Doubts about the possibilities of higher education are becoming non-partisan.

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November 21, 2014

Why the Education Department's "gainful employment" rule is futile

George Leef

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

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April 22, 2014

Prager U: The Government vs. the American Character

Jason Fertig

Explosions in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other welfare programs are changing the American character for the worse—from one that focuses on individual responsibility and giving, to...

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March 19, 2014

Income Share Agreements: Can They Finance Higher Education?

George Leef

Equity funding for college students is attracting attention, but can't work as long as we have easy government loans.

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February 18, 2014

“Kickstart” Your Academic Career: Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Marilee Turscak

Crowdfunding websites allow students to earn support through the Internet to cover tuition costs.

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