Covering an education story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI education team.
Free college isn’t free, it simply shifts costs from students to taxpayers and caps tuition at zero. That tuition cap limits college spending to whatever the public is willing to invest.
President Obama mentioned that graduation rates in our nation’s high schools are at an all-time high. He is absolutely correct. Here is the challenge: There is also a rise in the number of students who enroll in post-secondary education institutions with need for remedial education in language arts and mathematics. Find out more in 60 seconds.
Is overwhelming liberalism among humanities and social science faculty actually a significant problem?
2016 may be the start of a sustained period of federal reform in higher education. Like in K-12, the key question is what the federal government is well-equipped to do.
An increasing number of college graduates are struggling under the weight of student debt. This trend alone suggests that we need serious policy reform, but other problems – like those of borrowers with debt and no degree – haven’t received the attention they deserve.
The demands of wannabe campus fascists keep getting wackier.
Education is pro-growth. It is supply-side economics.
Making college affordable and responsive to student needs has to be about more than adding middle managers with new titles. Activists would be wise to focus on changing the incentives that lead to scarcity of opportunity in the first place.