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Since the economic crisis, families have increasingly struggled with daily costs of living, let alone the cost of a college tuition. But, while the idea of a higher education "public option" may sound appealing, it does little to address the overall rising cost of higher education or student outcomes.
In this provacative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elemets of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings.
As Harvard Education Press's just-released volume Stretching the Higher Education Dollar details, while existing higher education institutions can take some steps to contain their costs, truly low-cost higher education will likely come from an emerging wave of new providers such as university-online partnerships, massive open online courses, and competency-based education.
In this new volume, education experts explain why costs have risen so dramatically, and explore innovative ways that education stakeholders can “bend the college cost curve” in an effort to rein in tuition prices without forgoing quality.
Colleges’ exploitation of young Americans through rapidly rising and increasingly exorbitant fees is a national scandal that can no longer be ignored. In his college tour this week, President Barack Obama is speaking at length about what he intends to do about it, after promising “tough love” on higher education for the last two years.
Mr. Obama deserves recognition for putting forward a reasonable proposal that was in the ballpark of what Republicans would accept, and for rejecting partisan pleas to stick with his previous advocacy, electorally motivated, of setting low loan rates a year or two at a time.
At this event, Bennett and Wilezol will present their book, higher education finance experts Richard George and Richard Vedder will provide discussion, and a coffee reception and book signing will follow.
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.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
Join us to hear Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as he addresses the role Congress should play in expanding trade opportunities and increasing market access for US businesses. A panel will then discuss the current status of the TPP, trade promotion authority, and the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.