Archive: Education

Are Universities Ruining Students?
These Authors Say ‘Yes’
One of the more interesting books I read in 2018 was Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.
Art Carden | January 11, 2019
Revive For-Profit Higher Education
Competition Boosts Choices and Opportunities
American higher education benefits from competition and diversity of its schools.
Richard Vedder | December 21, 2018
Educational Spending
Spend More or Spend Wiser?
Does more spending always lead to better results? Take our quiz to discover what types of educational investments lead to greater human capital.
December 11, 2018
Signaling vs. Genuine Education
In his recent book, The Case Against Education, George Mason University Professor of Economics Bryan Caplan asks readers a hypothetical question to illustrate the value of signaling vs. genuine education in the context of a 4-year university.
December 8, 2018
Improving Education
Spending Better vs. Spending More
The U.S. must stop pouring more tax dollars into a failing education system.
Kristiana Bolzman | November 16, 2018
A Better Post-Election World?
Here Are Three Ideas For Improvement
Attempts to cross the political divide can have inspiring results.
Art Carden | November 13, 2018
Welcome to Catalyst!
The internet can be a noisy place. Sometimes just logging into social media feels like stepping onto a battlefield, except nobody knows who’s on which team and what the teams even mean anymore.
September 30, 2018
Increase Opportunities with Education Savings Accounts
Education Savings Accounts Provide Flexibility for Parents.
Many parents lament the quality of public schools in their area, but feel their children are trapped in those districts. For the 2015–2016 school year, America as a whole boasted a graduation rate of 84 percent, the highest in recent years.
Ben Wilterdink | September 24, 2018
Developing Countries Lead in Education Innovation
Old-line government schools are failing many children, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
Even though government schools have serious flaws, many parents are reluctant to gamble on new learning models. On the other hand, American parents can overcome the obstacles to innovation.
Lawrence McQuillan | September 24, 2018
How Much Do You Know About Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate?
Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate tells the story of Alexis and Gov, who is “just here to help.”
September 22, 2018