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This research conference will push past tired discussions to explore opportunities for a more fundamental rethinking of the way aid is designed and delivered. At this conference, America’s foremost thinkers on financial aid reform will discuss 10 new pieces of research on how innovations in financial aid policy can create a more effective and sustainable system.
Join veteran education observers and AEI’s Andrew Kelly for a provocative panel discussion on the future of higher education innovation.
Students can prepare themselves for changes [in student loan rates] by doing what all borrowers ought to do anyway—borrow responsibly, keep an eye on their total debt burden, and know the terms on the loans they choose to take.
University presidents aren’t corporate executives. If higher education wishes to maintain its privileged position in American society, it needs to contain its spending. A good place to start is at the top.
Markets work. But sometimes they take time.That's the uncomfortable lesson that proprietors of America's colleges and universities are learning.For many years market forces didn't seem to apply to them. There was a widespread societal consensus that a college education was a good economic investment.Politicians...
On May 1, millions of Americans made the second-largest investment decision of their lives: they chose a college. For many, it will be a sure-fire ticket to the middle class. For others, this decision will lead to a crippling mixture of student loan debt and labor market uncertainty.
The first step toward making our student aid system more sustainable and effective is to acknowledge, as fully as possible, what each program costs us each year, and whether those dollars are well-spent. Until then, we'll continue to make policy based on politics and deadlines, not sound accounting and common sense.
Policymakers and school leaders have far more control over productivity than assumed, but tend to lack the requisite information on which to base resource allocation decisions. This report provides a framework for helping college leaders determine which policies and practices provide the most bang for our education buck.
Join us for a discussion of the history and future of federal and state alcohol regulation and competition, followed by a reception with beer, wine, and spirits.
Join education scholars and practitioners for a discussion about the latest NCLB research and its implications for future education policy.
What shared commitments do we have as citizens and neighbors to care for one another? How can a proper ordering of America’s political economy enable the most people to have the best life? At this event, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), a longtime champion of human rights causes, and AEI President Arthur Brooks will join Wallis in addressing these and other questions.