Aug 29, 2011 by |
"The entire edifice of higher education now has a huge propaganda machine at its heart, relentlessly pounding home the idea that everybody should go to college." - Andrew Ferguson, father of a college student
Aug 25, 2011 by George Leef |
John Moore, who served as president of Grove City College, discusses the recent book by Professor Robert Martin, The College Cost Disease. He thinks that Martin’s analysis is mostly correct, but argues that it is possible…
Aug 17, 2011 by George Leef |
Professor Vance Fried in “Federal Higher Education Policy and the Profitable Nonprofits” argues that nonprofit colleges act like profit-making enterprises, but they simply spend their excess revenues in ways that keep…
Aug 03, 2011 by John C. Chalberg |
Historian John C. Chalberg reviews Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U, and concludes that the title has some merit.
Aug 01, 2011 by |
What makes a college overpriced? How do you identify
Jul 01, 2011 by George Leef |
In today's Pope Center piece, Joe Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, writes about his unusual experience with the University of Chicago. Lots of courses and lots of learning, but no degree. Fortunately, he got into…
May 12, 2011 by |
Peter Wood spoke about the effects of federal direct lending on rising generations and higher education at a panel with the Family Research Council.
May 02, 2011 by |
George Leef warns that Americans will soon realize they are paying too much for too little education at our colleges and universities.
Apr 06, 2011 by George Leef |
That is the finding of a recent study done by Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen for the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and I write about it in this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call.
Apr 05, 2011 by |
Richard Vedder, president of the CCAP, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on the economics of college education and on why tuition costs have gotten to be so high.
Mar 23, 2011 by |
Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.
Mar 17, 2011 by George Leef |
So goes one of the standard explanations for the continual rise in the cost of going to college. In this Cato@Liberty post, Neal McCluskey tears it apart. Until recently, college and university leaders found it fairly easy to get…
Feb 24, 2011 by robkoons |
Pajamas Media have published a series of posts on higher education in Texas, authored by “Publius Audax”, a pseudonym for a professor at an undisclosed state university. Readers of this blog might be interested in what…
Feb 16, 2011 by George Leef |
In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston looks at the numerous diversity offices throughout the UNC System. College campuses would still be highly diverse if we stopped trying to increase the percentages…
Jan 21, 2011 by George Leef |
In this extensive Inside Higher Ed piece, Rich Vedder responds to criticism by Anthony Carnevale, who takes issue with Vedder’s argument that many college graduates derive no financial benefit from their degrees.