The Shady Side of Student Loan Forgiveness

– December 10, 2021

“There are better solutions to address this debt than pushing the burden into taxpayers through loan forgiveness schemes. Instead, policymakers should address the rapidly rising costs of college by closing the loopholes within Borrower to Defense Repayment.” ~ Elizabeth Hicks


Laws, Sausages, and Land-Grants

– December 8, 2021

“The history of these schools is so complicated and idiosyncratic that it provides a fertile field for understanding how history moves forward (in time, not necessarily making progress).” ~ Jane Shaw Stroup


The Myth of “Adjunctification” and Disappearing Tenure in Higher Ed

– December 7, 2021

“These data paint an unambiguous reality that collides with FIRE’s narrative. The adjunctification of higher ed is an empirical myth, and the benefits of tenure are exaggerated in relation to its unseen costs.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Woke Universities are Rousseau’s Children

– December 6, 2021

“In their furious effort to dictate what speech is and is not acceptable, universities like Michigan and Oklahoma have embraced Rousseau’s censorship, and therefore tyranny.” ~ Garion Frankel


How the ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’ Fable Reveals the Folly of Student Loan Forgiveness

– December 1, 2021

“Today, instead of Aesop Fables, we have Government Fables. One of these Government Fables, College Debt Forgiveness, closely parallels the Ant and the Grasshopper but with a perverted moral.” ~ Michael Heberling


Time for a New University?

– November 19, 2021

“The foreseeable ranting and naysaying among journalists and scribblers isn’t an impediment to UATX. The chief challenge for UATX, in fact, will be recruiting students.” ~ Allen Mendenhall


Everything Nancy MacLean Doesn’t Like is a Conspiracy Theory

– November 17, 2021

“It would appear that MacLean’s ideological disdain for school vouchers is so intense, so fervent, and so unwavering, that she’s willing to countenance a direct partnership with racial segregationists in the service of that cause.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


The Long History of Parents’ Rights

– November 11, 2021

“If the recent denigration of parents is a harbinger of things to come, then liberty-loving people need to make the case, once again, for the right of parents to direct their children’s education, including in public schools.” ~ Joseph Griffith


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Economics Classroom

– November 9, 2021

“Critics worry that DEI initiatives will lead to watered down, therapeutic curricula, but the DEI push is a great time for economics (and economists!) to shine in the classroom with hard-headed but soft-hearted analysis.” ~ Art Carden


Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America

– October 31, 2021

“The America of the 2020s seems to Murray uncomfortably like the America of the 1850s, with rising tensions that erupted into our terrible bloodletting in 1861. Just as the political leaders then failed to foresee the coming tragedy, so do ours today.” ~ George Leef


Parents as Domestic Terrorists: Why No One Should Be Surprised

– October 30, 2021

“All over the country, American parents and students are opting out of government schooling. These are the dissidents who will expose the lies of totalitarian education, simply by continuing to exist.” ~ Laura Williams


Let’s Save Liberal Education by Rethinking It

– October 21, 2021

“Those of us who believe there is more to life than consumption and production have a duty to explain why liberal education matters. It is a duty that is not only to ourselves but, more importantly, to our students, if we wish them to be good citizens and good people, and truly to be free.” ~ Lee Trepanier