Loans Don’t Help Students; They Make College More Expensive

Whenever there is an economic transaction, two parties have to come to an agreement. The buyer must offer enough money to get the seller to produce and supply the good or service. The seller must be willing to accept an amount of money that the seller is willing to pay. It is often thought that sellers of “valuable” goods can demand any price they want, but that isn’t always true. Food and water are of the utmost importance to human beings. They need both to live. Yet food and drink are relatively Read more […]

University Safe Zones, a Danger for the First Amendment

Recently while on a speaking tour in California I spent an evening with a family in the San Francisco Bay Area.  They told me how wonderful it was to speak freely about their values with my wife and me.  Apparently their values weren’t very welcomed in the public discourse of their geographic location.  This brought to mind an idea postulated by Winston Churchill, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing ever happened.” The Read more […]

Racism, Economic Illiteracy Fuel Campus Protests

Yesterday apparently was unofficial Protest Day at campuses across the country. Encouraged perhaps by the nonsense that has recently been going on at “Mizzou” — the University of Missouri — students around the nation took up their pickets and pitchforks and marched. What for exactly varied, and in some cases the students themselves didn’t seem too certain why they were making a hullabaloo. Racism seemed to be the main issue, although as befitted a fundamentally socialist movement, economics Read more […]

New Student Loan Data Shows Government Can’t Stop College Collapse

A college collapse is inevitable and the federal government might delay it but it can’t stop it from happening. Not all schools are the same and not all professors are the same. Some people just want to go college to party and get a degree as a minimal requirement for their entry into the job market. Others want to follow a rigorous path of study in order to be able to become and sell themselves as some of the best in their chosen field. So you can’t classify all education as the same. Read more […]

Sonia Sotomayor Spells Out Racist Utopia Liberals Want

Back in 2006, Michigan voters amended the state constitution to ban state-funded, public colleges and universities from considering race when deciding whether or not to accept a student applicant. You would think that we would all be glad to live in an age when colleges lived up to Martin Luther King’s dream to not consider the color of an applicant’s skin, but rather the content of their academic record. But no. Even though it would be a crime for a college to turn away a black applicant Read more […]

Demographic Winter Already Reaching The College Bubble

When I saw the headline at Bloomberg.com I thought it was going to say something dismissive about the intelligence and academic abilities of children in the Midwest: “Dwindling Midwest High School Grads Spur College Hunt.” But no. It is not that the children of the Midwest have fewer high school graduates among them. It is that there are fewer Midwest children who can graduate. Because there are fewer Midwest children.  A waning number of high school graduates from the Midwest is sparking a Read more […]

Obama’s Promise Of “Access” To Education Is Just Another Bailout

Right after his crazy pretense that his wife had “helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in thirty years,” Obama promised, Taking a page from that playbook, the White House just organized a College Opportunity Summit, where already 150 universities, businesses, nonprofits have made concrete commitments to reduce inequality in access to higher education and to help every hardworking kid go to college and succeed when they get to campus. This is like promising credit to Read more […]

Slate Admits Education Is Not Worth It For Many Graduates

Of course, that’s not how they spun it. The headline is, “Raising The Floor, Not Just the Ceiling: To Reform Higher Ed, We Need A Federal Jobs Guarantee.” Probably the single best proposal for higher education isn’t a higher-education proposal at all. A federal job guarantee has moved from fringe economic proposal to mainstream consideration. A recent Rolling Stone article may be the general-awareness tipping point, but it isn’t a new idea. For years there has been a steady drumbeat for Read more […]

The Radicalized University = A Radicalized Nation

A silent campus does not mean a less radicalized campus. The radicalization takes place in the classroom and the dorms. In the 1960s campus turmoil was taken to the streets. Today, the radicalization process is taken to our nation’s corporations, universities, courts, and political parties. Our nation is being radicalized from the inside out. Our nation’s colleges and universities do not reflect the values of the general population. While a majority in American is trying to throw off the last Read more […]