Debates in Higher Education: This Fall at UW-Madison!

April 8, 2014 | Blog, News
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What We Need to Hear from the President

August 24, 2013 | Blog

Reviewing the range of responses to President Obama’s plan to reduce college costs, and the questions that are being raised…

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Building the Best Possible "Pay It Forward" Model for Higher Ed Finance

July 14, 2013 | Blog

The last week was swept away by Hurricane “Pay It Forward,” a new bill advanced by progressives in Oregon. Starting…

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Time to Make College Loans Dischargeable

July 11, 2013 | Blog

This post has been revised following excellent additional information provided by Zakiya Smith of the Lumina Foundation and Rachel Fishman…

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Putting the UW System Tuition Freeze in Context

June 3, 2013 | Blog

Today’s Journal Sentinel has an excellent chart illustrating how the challenge of paying for college in Wisconsin has changed over…

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The Case for Ending Student Loans

April 16, 2013 | Blog

Sometimes public problems deserve massive public solutions. This is one of those times.   As I explained in my testimony…

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My Testimony to the U.S. Senate

April 16, 2013 | Blog

This morning, I testified before the United State’s Senate HELP committee on the topic of college affordability. My written testimony…

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An Education Optimist Goes to Washington

April 15, 2013 | Blog

It will be an incredible honor and immense responsibility to appear this Tuesday morning before the United States Senate Committee…

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How Sticker Shock Happens

March 28, 2013 | Blog

A colleague who is skeptical of my argument that students and families are susceptible to sticker shock, and that this particularly affects…

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Cautions for Chancellor Blank

March 23, 2013 | Blog

It seems UW-Madison’s system of shared governance may be a new act for Chancellor Rebecca Blank to learn.  An interview…

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