higher education

Don't Go To College

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Luckily the college as booze cruise model is collapsing under the weight of its infinite expense and finite returns, as well as under pressure from technology that allows people who really want to learn to use the same machine you are reading this on to find pretty much any knowledge they seek. The academic monopoly is slowly breaking apart, and that’s good. So let’s hope this is the last generation that has to spend the rest of its life paying off a grift.

Higher Ed’s Latest Taboo Is ‘Bourgeois Norms’

Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street Journal

What are university administrators and faculty so afraid of? Each administrative capitulation sends a message to professors not to challenge the reigning ideology. The result is an ever more monolithic intellectual environment on American campuses, where behavioral analyses of social problems may not even be whispered. What happens to America if those banned ideas turn out to be true?

DeVos Says It’s Time to ‘Start Fresh’ on Higher Education

Mary Clare Reim, CNS News

In considering the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, policymakers should follow DeVos’ advice and develop new policy proposals that will help improve the quality of higher education while putting downward pressure on prices. These reforms would be a significant step in achieving that goal.

GOP's Higher Ed Opportunity

Alex Smith, Daily Caller

Chair of the College Repubs. said that a study shows young voters want positive problem-solvers in Congress. She thinks higher ed is an issue on which R's can lead.