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Value of College Degree

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Students Are Not Customers

Jun 10, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that higher education entails a hierarchical relationship between students who seeks knowledge and others who teach knowledge, as opposed to a consumer relationship.

Dear Future Philosopher

Jan 13, 2016 by Robert Koons |

NAS member Robert Koons gives advice to those pursuing philosophy.

Wharton School Professor’s Book Supports Case that College Has Been Oversold

Jul 01, 2015 by George Leef |

In his new book, Peter Cappelli argues that college is not always a good investment.

The Value of College Degrees Is No More Settled than Is Global Warming

Feb 25, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef writes for the John William Pope Center on why recent job data does not prove that higher education is a "good investment."

Welcome to My World

Nov 26, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig writes on his first three months in the position of Faculty Senate Chair, where he has straddled the awkward fence between administration and faculty. 

Peter Wood on Bias in American Universities

Oct 09, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The College Fix posted an article, drawing heavily on an interview with Peter Wood.

Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef |

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

How America’s Colleges Compare Internationally

Jul 03, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Americans tend to see U.S. colleges and universities through rose-colored glasses while bemoaning the state of our schools. Kevin Carey writes that higher education isn't doing any better than elementary - and may even be worse.

Are young Americans who don’t go to college “penalizing” themselves?

Apr 21, 2014 by George Leef |

College degrees aren't becoming more valuable, but their glut is confining those who don't have them to a shrinking, low-pay sector of the labor market.

Educators vs. Employers

Feb 26, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Gallup survey shows a wide gap between the perspectives of business leaders and higher-education leaders on how prepared today's college graduates are for the work force.

Celebrating 2013 in Education

Jan 02, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In another top 10 list, Peter Wood remembers people who did something original, creative, noteworthy, or surprising in 2013.

One New College That’s Praiseworthy

Dec 27, 2013 by George Leef |

UMR is a no-nonsense institution where the students want to learn and the professors want to teach them.

Michelle Obama: “Get Thee to College”

Dec 03, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In a striking policy shift, First Lady Michelle Obama is now pushing for more college graduates in the U.S. Peter Wood explains why this idea is misconceived.

The College Board’s Irresponsible Cheerleading

Nov 26, 2013 by George Leef |

The new "Education Pays" report inflates the benefits of going to college, even as the college bubble begins to collapse. 

Desperate Attempt at Keeping the College Bubble Inflated

Nov 20, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the messages in the College Board's 2013 report "College Pays" don't fit well with the evidence that large numbers of students are rethinking the value of a college degree.

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