Day: February 7, 2013

A Hundred Ideas for Reforming Higher Education

Perhaps as long as people have made maps they have also made maps of imaginary places.  Sometimes inadvertently, of course.  Some cartographers really did think Terra Australis filled up the bottom of the globe or the red marks on Mars were the canals of Martian commerce.  But imaginary maps have mostly been a recreation for […]

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Student Loans to Cost at Least $35 Billion More Than Expected

Buried in a new Congressional Budget Office report is the revelation that the CBO now thinks federal student loans will add $35 billion more to the deficit in the next ten years than it previously thought. “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023,” released this week, details the changes in the CBO’s […]

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A Response on Cutting College Funding

Richard Vedder made the breathtaking assertion here yesterday that “public support of American higher education, on balance, has increased income inequality in the United States.” He claims we must “drastically” reduce government subsidies for education in order to attack income inequality. He calls his view “non-orthodox.” I would just call it wrong. Vedder states, for […]

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