Comments on the 15 Credit Pell Grant Requirement

November 13, 2013 | Blog

In today’s New York Times, three highly-respected higher education analysts (Sandy Baum, Kristin Conklin, and Nate Johnson) make the case…

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Lessons for Higher Ed from Health Care

August 4, 2013 | Blog

The New York Times has been running a terrific series helping to illustrate why costs of healthcare in this country…

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Net Price Confusion

March 31, 2013 | Blog

Today’s NY Times notes the importance of considering the net price families pay for college, not the sticker price, using…

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What Have We Done to the Talented Poor?

March 20, 2013 | Blog

Sunday’s New York Times carried a front page story on a crisis in American higher education. I think that’s excellent,…

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The MOOC Industrial Complex

March 3, 2013 | Blog

These days, every education reform movement seems to generate profit for multiple partners.  Take No Child Left Behind, the latest…

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Title Your Study with Care

January 30, 2012 | Blog

Today’s New York Times features an article on a new study on residential segregation by Edward Glaeser of Harvard, and…

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Things That Make Me Go Hmm….(Part 1)

September 5, 2011 | Blog

Sincerest apologies for the silence on our blog. The summer has wound down, school is starting, federal grant deadlines are…

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A View from the Right in a Left-Leaning Tower

July 26, 2011 | Blog

What follows is a GUEST POST by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Robert Kelchen. I have had the privilege of…

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A Must Read

March 28, 2011 | Blog

A huge public thank you to Paul Krugman for his outstanding defense of academic freedom in Monday’s New York Times….

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Unintended, Unforeseen Consequences

February 8, 2011 | Blog

The challenges surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) plan to replace principals at underperforming schools across the nation (New…

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