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The Higher Education Bubble

The Higher Education Bubble

By Richard Vedder | Higher education is in a bubble situation—its price has risen sharply, fueled by cheap federal loan and grant money (sound familiar?) while the return on the investment has fallen. More and more college students are either not graduating or are...
Student Loan Bubble?

Student Loan Bubble?

By Publius | This is the last of our three posts from Victor Davis Hanson’s essay on re-thinking the modern university. Imagine the concept of student loans transferred to the car industry (or, perhaps, just think Freddie and Fannie). The government would...
Tenured Failure?

Tenured Failure?

By Publius | This is the second of three posts we are running to repost Victor Davis Hanson’s thoughts on the current state of our university system.  Here he looks at tenure and diversity. The original idea was to encourage free thinking by ensuring faculty...
Dumbing Down Curriculum

Dumbing Down Curriculum

By Publius | Too often, esteemed Professor and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institute of Stanford University Victor Davis Hanson observes, “a student’s life on campus is a zero-sum game.” In a recent essay, Hanson makes his case. A student’s life on campus is a...
Don’t Believe the Hype

Don’t Believe the Hype

By Richard Vetter | Our universities have become graduate factories.  Few students go to college to become better people these days, they go to get money.  Richard Vedder spells out this malaise over at the “Minding the Campus” blog.  Why do students go to...