Archive: Education

Decline of the M.B.A., Fall of the Humanities: What’s Left?
Increasingly, kids look at colleges as sort of a sophisticated form of vocational education that once was a staple of many high schools.
Richard Vedder | June 18, 2019
Taxpayers Shouldn’t Get Stuck with a $1.5 Trillion Loan Default Tab
We need to change the incentive system, making schools face financial consequences for accepting students with shaky academic backgrounds who are unlikely to complete college.
Richard Vedder | June 12, 2019
Four Low Tech Ways to Lower Tuition Fees by 10 to 30 Percent
To make themselves more attractive, colleges need to become leaner, cheaper, and more relevant.
Richard Vedder | June 1, 2019
The Myth of Free College
If history teaches us anything it’s that we can’t subsidize our way to college affordability.
Vicki Alger | May 25, 2019
Adversity Scores Set Students Up to Fail
Instead of focusing on increasing diversity in education, we should be focusing on preparing our diverse students to achieve success themselves.
Kristiana Bolzman | May 23, 2019
Before Spending More on Vocational Training, Let’s Ensure It Meets Market Needs
To provide a real alternative to higher education, states and schools offering vocational programs should align vocational education with market needs.
Kristiana Bolzman | May 20, 2019
Comparative Economic Systems
Now, three decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.
Randall G. Holcombe | May 11, 2019
Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan
The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made
It is mind-boggling in the potential harm it would pose to our nation.
Richard Vedder | May 8, 2019
Let Kids Be Kids Again
Their Future Depends on It
Ensuring that kids have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to handle uncertainty starts early.
Ben Wilterdink | May 4, 2019
The Importance of Design Thinking
The world is not made for ideas, be they brilliant technologies or efficient policies, but rather people. Understanding people must come first.
Ryan Khurana | April 30, 2019