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Higher education reform will only come from the outside, probably from political reform.
 
Stanley Kurtz ranks as one of this country’s most insightful critics of higher education.
 
Money topped the list of needs from North Carolina’s institutions of higher education in a meeting Thursday, April 2, of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education Working Group.
Money topped the list of needs from North Carolina’s institutions of higher education in a meeting Thursday, April 2, of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education Working Group.
 
In the span of a few days, coronavirus has upended American higher education.
 
I will concentrate today on the economics of higher education—why it is so costly, and a few things we can do about it.
I will concentrate today on the economics of higher education—why it is so costly, and a few things we can do about it.
 
Steven Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, has given the public a reminder of why so many students value a college degree.
Steven Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, has given the public a reminder of why so many students value a college degree.
 
As priorities shift in the minds of higher education leaders and students, it’s important to take stock of recent changes on the local and national levels.
As priorities shift in the minds of higher education leaders and students, it’s important to take stock of recent changes on the local and national levels.
 
It would be easy to conclude, after a quick look at some topline findings about higher education in recent years, that a set of misguided practices and policies has distorted college enrollment, completion, and costs.
It would be easy to conclude, after a quick look at some topline findings about higher education in recent years, that a set of misguided practices and policies has distorted college enrollment, completion, and costs.
 
Social justice activists say they want to bring about a golden age.
 
Free speech is in trouble on college campuses. Social justice indoctrination is to blame.
 
"Two days. Two reports citing the same data. Two different conclusions.” That is how Rick Seltzer described the near-simultaneous release of two studies looking at state funding in Inside Higher Ed.
"Two days. Two reports citing the same data. Two different conclusions.” That is how Rick Seltzer described the near-simultaneous release of two studies looking at state funding in Inside Higher Ed.
 
Many influential psychological studies could not be reproduced by other psychologists, discrediting some key insights and weakening academic faith in the entire field. Nutrition science has a similar problem.
Many influential psychological studies could not be reproduced by other psychologists, discrediting some key insights and weakening academic faith in the entire field. Nutrition science has a similar problem.
 
Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03) offered an amendment to promote transparency in higher education expense reporting, which was adopted unanimously by a vote of 47-0 on Thursday.
Congressman Greg Murphy (NC-03) offered an amendment to promote transparency in higher education expense reporting, which was adopted unanimously by a vote of 47-0 on Thursday.
 
Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) issued the following statement after Democrats introduced the Higher Education Authorization Act of 2019.
Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) issued the following statement after Democrats introduced the Higher Education Authorization Act of 2019.
 
In The Soul of the American University published in 1994, the historian George Marsden gave a powerful account of how once-great pillars and trend-setters of American higher education have abandoned even a residual commitment to the Christian foundations on which they were founded.
In The Soul of the American University published in 1994, the historian George Marsden gave a powerful account of how once-great pillars and trend-setters of American higher education have abandoned even a residual commitment to the Christian foundations on which they were founded.
 
Most of us get the general idea of diminishing returns and diminishing marginal utility — even if we don’t know the technical terms.
Most of us get the general idea of diminishing returns and diminishing marginal utility — even if we don’t know the technical terms.
 
Many Americans crow that our higher education system is “the envy of the world,” even though it’s nearly impossible to point to any proof of that.
Many Americans crow that our higher education system is “the envy of the world,” even though it’s nearly impossible to point to any proof of that.
 
American universities are in jeopardy of becoming no better than finishing schools reserved for the rich, Mitch Daniels told an audience at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
American universities are in jeopardy of becoming no better than finishing schools reserved for the rich, Mitch Daniels told an audience at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
 
People who analyze and write about higher education generally fall into two camps...
People who analyze and write about higher education generally fall into two camps...
 
A quick scan of the news confirms that college students spend more on higher education than ever before, but they lack the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace.
A quick scan of the news confirms that college students spend more on higher education than ever before, but they lack the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace.
 
One of the most peculiar claims to gain currency in higher education holds that academia has become captive to nefarious monied interests on the political right.
One of the most peculiar claims to gain currency in higher education holds that academia has become captive to nefarious monied interests on the political right.
 
Many if not most professors and higher education leaders enjoy pontificating about their high-minded ideals in contrast with the grubby, self-interested world outside of academia.
Many if not most professors and higher education leaders enjoy pontificating about their high-minded ideals in contrast with the grubby, self-interested world outside of academia.
 
Americans celebrate their independence today, but liberty is still threatened in higher education.
 
As more students have headed to college and a degree is seen as a way to shape students as workers and as citizens, higher education’s mission has become more important. Its leaders, and their personal beliefs, have become more contentious, too.
As more students have headed to college and a degree is seen as a way to shape students as workers and as citizens, higher education’s mission has become more important. Its leaders, and their personal beliefs, have become more contentious, too.
 
The Senate/Higher Education Committee on Wednesday, June 5, approved the bill, introduced in the Senate as S.B. 290. It passed the House, 88-24, April 16.
The Senate/Higher Education Committee on Wednesday, June 5, approved the bill, introduced in the Senate as S.B. 290. It passed the House, 88-24, April 16.
 
In March, Helen Pluckrose and James A. Lindsay penned “A Principled Defense of the University” for Areo.
 
The promise of higher education has become a trap for tens of millions of Americans.
 
May 9 was the “crossover” deadline for bills in the North Carolina General Assembly.
 
The end of the spring semester marks the 20th anniversary of my professorship at Duke, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy.
The end of the spring semester marks the 20th anniversary of my professorship at Duke, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy.
 
For about fifteen years, from 1995 to 2010, enrollments grew rapidly in the for-profit higher education sector, but since then have fallen substantially.
For about fifteen years, from 1995 to 2010, enrollments grew rapidly in the for-profit higher education sector, but since then have fallen substantially.
 
Carrying through on a promise he made during a freewheeling speech he delivered at CPAC a few weeks ago, the president has issued an executive order that throws the power of the federal government into the protection of free speech in higher education.
Carrying through on a promise he made during a freewheeling speech he delivered at CPAC a few weeks ago, the president has issued an executive order that throws the power of the federal government into the protection of free speech in higher education.
 
It would be far better if colleges and universities would raise money to lend to students who need it to attend.
It would be far better if colleges and universities would raise money to lend to students who need it to attend.
 
Here's a good news-bad news story that needs a happy ending. The good news is that as of January our state's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent. When you consider it was 4.5 percent last February that's cause for celebration
Here's a good news-bad news story that needs a happy ending. The good news is that as of January our state's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent. When you consider it was 4.5 percent last February that's cause for celebration
 
American colleges and universities lean left. Among faculty at leading U.S. universities, Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 11-to-one
American colleges and universities lean left. Among faculty at leading U.S. universities, Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 11-to-one
 
Two facts about colleges stand out. First, they are largely (some argue almost entirely) a "private" good; that is to say, the benefits from college attendance accrue mainly to the student, not to society at large
Two facts about colleges stand out. First, they are largely (some argue almost entirely) a "private" good; that is to say, the benefits from college attendance accrue mainly to the student, not to society at large
 
Often, the strongest criticisms of higher education come from insiders. One insider is Daniel Johnson, who retired as president of the University of Toledo in 2006 after an academic career that included several senior leadership positions.
Often, the strongest criticisms of higher education come from insiders. One insider is Daniel Johnson, who retired as president of the University of Toledo in 2006 after an academic career that included several senior leadership positions.
 
In the past 20 years, the number of students earning a master's degree has more than doubled
In the past 20 years, the number of students earning a master's degree has more than doubled
 
In college athletics, student-athletes have few protections against coaching demands that may put their health at risk
In college athletics, student-athletes have few protections against coaching demands that may put their health at risk
 
When hiring new workers, one of the overriding concerns for a company is ensuring that they hire the right people with the right qualifications. It's the same for higher education
When hiring new workers, one of the overriding concerns for a company is ensuring that they hire the right people with the right qualifications. It's the same for higher education
 
Higher education is the object of aspiration and frustration. A lofty aim that, while promising opportunity, evokes feelings of anxiety from throngs of students neither academically nor financially secure
Higher education is the object of aspiration and frustration. A lofty aim that, while promising opportunity, evokes feelings of anxiety from throngs of students neither academically nor financially secure
 
College is expensive. Even in today's deeply divided political climate, all Americans seem to agree on that
 
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