Higher Education

Favoritism Trumps Scholarship in Academic Hiring

– September 15, 2019

My friend’s letter captures the essential reason why higher education today provides students with relatively low value, i.e., high cost for the minimal skills created: many colleges and universities reward conformity instead of productivity, and collegiality over competition.

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Higher Education, History
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How Twitter is Corrupting the History Profession

– August 29, 2019

Social media once held great promise as a means of facilitating scholarly exchange. Unfortunately, academics themselves are becoming some of its worst actors.

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Higher Education
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There’s a Growing Number of College Graduates Owing Nearly Half a Million Dollars

– August 8, 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.

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Daily Economy, Higher Education
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Democrats Want to “Fix” Student-Loan Crisis by Exacerbating It

– July 17, 2019

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

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Higher Education
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How a Leftist Echo Chamber Became the New Norm on Campus

– July 17, 2019

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

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Higher Education
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How Universities Misuse Donor Dollars

– July 11, 2019

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

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Higher Education
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Here’s What Wrong With Bernie’s Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

– June 28, 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.

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Higher Education
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Student Loan Forgiveness Is Bad Policy

– June 27, 2019

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

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Higher Education
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What Rightward Shift in Higher Ed?

– June 25, 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.

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Higher Education
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Like the Soviet Economy, American Higher Education Is Collapsing

– June 11, 2019

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

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