Getting High for Higher Education

Two major problems faced by the United States are the war on drugs and the problems of higher education. I will make an immodest proposal intended to address both problems. In the case of higher
Two major problems faced by the United States are the war on drugs and the problems of higher education. I will make an immodest proposal intended to address both problems. In the case of higher [More]

Trouble With Harvard

What is college for? To learn about history, science, culture. If students want to build a self, says Steven Pinker, they can do it on their own…
What is college for? To learn about history, science, culture. If students want to build a self, says Steven Pinker, they can do it on their own… [More]

No Ivy League, please!

Bill Deresiewicz hears from a lot of young people. They want advice on how to avoid becoming anxious, depressed, and aimless. He tells them to avoid the Ivy League…
Bill Deresiewicz hears from a lot of young people. They want advice on how to avoid becoming anxious, depressed, and aimless. He tells them to avoid the Ivy League… [More]

Miseducation of America

Powerful forces are actively hostile to the college ideal. They deny the need for an educated citizenry. Higher education, they insist, is not a human right…
Powerful forces are actively hostile to the college ideal. They deny the need for an educated citizenry. Higher education, they insist, is not a human right… [More]

Liberal education and Michael Roth

What is higher education for? We hear more and more about economic gain – for students, for society. Here’s another view, embattled but wiser…
What is higher education for? We hear more and more about economic gain – for students, for society. Here’s another view, embattled but wiser… [More]

Conservatives & higher ed

Here’s a challenge: Scan the faculty roster of humanities and social-science departments at public universities. Can you spot a conservative or two? It matters…
Here’s a challenge: Scan the faculty roster of humanities and social-science departments at public universities. Can you spot a conservative or two? It matters… [More]

Presidents, Pay & Student Debt

Since I received my doctorate from the Ohio State University, I usually feel a tiny bit of unjustified pride when I hear that OSU is #1 in some area. However, I recently found out that OSU is #1 in
Since I received my doctorate from the Ohio State University, I usually feel a tiny bit of unjustified pride when I hear that OSU is #1 in some area. However, I recently found out that OSU is #1 in [More]

Performance Based Funding

As a professor at Florida A&M University, I am rather familiar with performance based funding in higher education. While performance based funding is being considered or applied in numerous
As a professor at Florida A&M University, I am rather familiar with performance based funding in higher education. While performance based funding is being considered or applied in numerous [More]

College Degrees from 1970 - 2011

Interesting interactive graph showing the change in majors of college graduates over 40 years.
Interesting interactive graph showing the change in majors of college graduates over 40 years. [More]

Gainful Employment & Education

Since education is rather expensive, it seems reasonable for a student to expect a return on her investment. Given that the taxpayers often contribute to the education of students, it also makes
Since education is rather expensive, it seems reasonable for a student to expect a return on her investment. Given that the taxpayers often contribute to the education of students, it also makes [More]