Higher Education

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

As politicians continue to promise privileges in exchange for votes, by telling Americans they have a “right” to education, we forget to see this problem for what it is: the result of a lack of personal responsibility.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

With more student forgiveness and "free college" policies in-store, presidential candidates are sure to make a government-created mess a catastrophe.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

A new study of student attitudes about socialism and capitalism provides strong confirmation of the echo chamber effect taking hold in the humanities.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

A philanthropist donated $5 million to create professorships in Austrian economics. The university used it to hire faculty in other fields.

Friday, June 28th, 2019

If we want to get serious about the student loan problem, we should focus less on the point of repayment and more on the point of origination.

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The benefits of higher education fall almost entirely on the recipient. So should the costs.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

A new Urban Institute report claims that conservative philanthropy has shifted higher education to the right in the past 50 years. The empirical evidence says otherwise.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The question is not if, but when and how reforms will come.

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Every step of academic publication is fraught with practices that would drive away the customer base of any other industry. Is there a better alternative?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Far from fighting to supplant a prevailing ideology for our age, “neoliberalism’s” critics appear to be battling a phantasm of their own imagining.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

If enough students find the hyper-politicized classroom offerings in the humanities and social sciences to their disliking, they will eventually vote with their feet.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

When Louis observed an infraction by a member of his nobility, punishment was swift.  Just like on campus today. 

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Contrary to popular myth, the humanities are actually growing at a faster pace than most of the university system.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Faculty radicalism is on the rise, and that's bad news for the intellectual climate on campus.