Loan Forgiveness Myths

– September 6, 2022

“In the end, a college degree is either valuable or it isn’t. If it’s valuable, it will pay for itself. If it’s not valuable, no one should pay for it. Either way, there’s no reason for the government to be involved in higher education.” ~ Antony Davies

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Three Unintended Consequences of Student Loan ‘Forgiveness’

– August 30, 2022

“The big losers are future students, who will see tuition spike yet again, working-class Americans who suddenly find themselves stuck paying for other people to go to college, and taxpayers in general who will be—as always—left holding the bag.” ~ Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan

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Student Loan Forgiveness and the Shifting Standards of the Department of Education

– August 29, 2022

“There’s no need to be shy about calling the Department’s plans a new socialism of higher education: pay only what you can, the minimum amount vanishes toward zero, and the taxpayer will cover the rest.” ~ Adam Kissel

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Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program is Poorly Targeted

– August 29, 2022

“The student loan forgiveness program fails to help the very least well off while providing support for some of the most well off. It may be politically expedient, but it is difficult to justify on standard welfare grounds.” ~ William J. Luther

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What Do We Mean by Liberal Education?

– August 28, 2022

“The mark of a genuinely liberal education is that it aims at instilling a set of paradoxical qualities, which are often quite fiercely at odds with one another: the capacity for inquiry, and the capacity for membership.” ~ Wilfred M. McClay

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High Art, Commerce, and the Problem of The Beatles

– August 27, 2022

“The Beatles are just the tip of the iceberg. The Beatles are a problem because they open the door for other non-traditional but influential artists and works to be thought of as high art.” ~ Robert Edward Gordon

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No, There Is Not a “Neoliberal” Poltergeist in Higher Ed

– August 27, 2022

“Without meaningful mechanisms to check for wastefulness and accountability, the competition for scarce university budget resources leads to sacrificing educational quality in favor of expanding enrollment.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & Robertas Bakula

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Yes, You Need the Liberal Arts

– August 25, 2022

“As Madison wrote, ‘What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty & Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual & surest support?’” ~ John Agresto

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Higher Education is Complicit in the Politicization of Science

– August 23, 2022

“We are entering our own period of Lysenkoism, Staddon fears. Those who espouse politically correct narratives get ahead, while those who challenge them are ignored or censored.” ~ George Leef

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Back to School? A Higher Ed Crisis

– August 22, 2022

“What few families can see, at least before they arrive at a college, are the internal forces degrading both the internal and external values of university education.” ~ Laura Williams

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The Suicide of the American Historical Association

– August 20, 2022

“In this branch of academia, it does not matter whether the 1619 Project was truthful or factually accurate. The only concerns are whether its narrative can be weaponized for a political cause or used to deflect scrutiny of the same.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Review: It’s Not Free Speech

– August 15, 2022

“Unlike Lisbon in 1755, our universities are not yet ruined, but they certainly might be if we allow them to be subordinated to politics in the way that these authors recommend.” ~ Steven McGuire

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