The Real Problem with the College Scorecard

March 15, 2013 | Blog

There is an ongoing and reasonably interesting debate about the Obama Administration’s College Scorecard that I’d like to weigh in…

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Make College Free

March 8, 2013 | Blog

It is long past time to make college free, and thankfully the Atlantic writer Jordan Weissman just laid out the…

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Unintended Consequences of Tuition Reciprocity

February 1, 2013 | Blog

Providing more students with a variety of college choices is a good thing.  But I’m beginning to wonder about the…

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I Want YOU to Take My Class!

October 29, 2012 | Blog
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Making Income-Contingent Loans Cost Effective

October 19, 2012 | Blog

Check out an op-ed that I co-authored with my doctoral student Robert Kelchen on income-contingent loans, over at the Chronicle. …

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Pell Funding: Is it Out of Control– and Who Does it Support?

September 26, 2012 | Blog

Catching up on my reading from the last few weeks and want to draw your attention to this bit of…

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Wisconsin Needs to Educate, Not Incarcerate

August 6, 2012 | Blog

Yet another policy brief highlights what realists know:  Wisconsin policymakers are presiding over poor policy decisions that threaten to undermine…

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Reflections on Foundations, ALEC and Higher Ed Reform in Wisconsin

June 24, 2012 | Blog

Last week, a fellow Madison blogger drew our attention to some potentially troubling relationships between a major higher education foundation,…

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Thoughts on the Obama Blueprint for Higher Education

January 27, 2012 | Blog

Today President Obama unveiled his latest blueprint for the reform of higher education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a…

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The New Badger Partnership is Not About Affordability

April 26, 2011 | Blog

According to the Badger Advocates’ new television ad promoting the New Badger Partnership, the number one reason this new policy…

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