A Degree in Hypersensitivity

Colleges have become giant petri dishes for an intellectual experiment seeking to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. A foundation for this malady took root in the 1980s when the politically correct (PC) movement was embraced by activist liberals. Ostensibly the PC regime is obsessed with […]

ACI in Real Clear Policy: Student Loan Defaults

For most graduating from high school, the best prospects for long-term self-sufficiency lie on the other side of college graduation. The odds are even better if the field of study lies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and better yet if the student earns a post-graduate shingle. But financing a college graduation is difficult […]

Meritocracy, Altruism and Economic Opportunity

There has been too much partisan prattle and blaming about income inequality.  While there might be some agreement that reducing inequality is good for society, there is little agreement on how best to reduce inequality.   One extreme sees government-centered redistribution as the preferred way, others think self-help is the only enduring prescription.  While it addresses […]

Unbundling: Could It Make Education More Affordable?

Those who cannot afford a university degree face career earnings that are substantially lower than those who are college graduates, and recent university graduates are burdened by an average of $29,000 in student loans.  The high cost for attending college is a troubling issue for both groups. The average annual undergraduate attendance cost for a public […]