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September 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Higher Ed Tax Credits -- Bad Policy

In today'sPope Center piece, Jenna Ashley Robinson takes a look at tax credits for higher education and concludes that they're a bad policy.

Added by George Leef on September 28, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

You majored in WHAT?!

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston writes about his ten favorite weird majors.

I see nothing inherently wrong in narrow and exotic fields of study, so long as the student pays his or her own way. That is, the programs pass the test of the market. I would object if my tax dollars were going to help someone learn the bagpipes, however (one of the ten).

Added by George Leef on September 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Higher Ed Costs So Much

In today's Pope Center article, economics professor Michael Rizzo of the University of Rochester discusses the agency problem, which explains why college administrators are so prone to squandering resources on faddish things that have little or nothing to do with education.

Added by George Leef on September 21, 2012 at 9:09am — No Comments

Are Elite Schools Responsible for the Unraveling of America?

In this week's Pope CenterClarion Call, historian Martin Morse Wooster takes a look at Charles Murray's latest book, Coming Apart. Murray argues that our elite colleges and universities bear some responsibility for what he sees as the unraveling of American society. Wooster isn't entirely persuaded.

Added by George Leef on September 12, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

A New Zealander Looks at Higher Ed in America

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Richard Cocks, a native of New Zealand who now teaches at SUNY-Oswego, reflects on the weakness of American higher education. Unfortunately, our bad habits seem to have infected the formerly solid education system in his native land.

Added by George Leef on September 5, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

It's Time to Re-Think the U.S. Education System

Source: www.blogs.hbr.org

By: Tammy Erickson

Date: 9/2/12

Children today, those born after 1995, are seeing a world that looks substantively different to them than the world did to members of Generation Y during their formative years. In an earlier post, I discussed how the global financial crisis and mobile technology have catalyzed the…

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Added by Jon Berk on September 2, 2012 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

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