Higher Education

Who Would Benefit from Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Forgiveness Proposal?

The plan is likely to disproportionately benefit middle- and upper-middle-income Americans, as well as black families, at an estimated total cost of about $955 billion.

The Corruption Continuum

Name an educated, upper-middle-class parent who hasn’t done a hundred things to advantage their own progeny in the frantic competition for limited spots at elite universities.

Democrats Just Voted AGAINST Free College

On Feb. 27, Democrats in New Hampshire defeated House Bill 673, which would have allocated $100,000 to cover the cost of students taking exams for free college credit.

What Do Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gaps Mean for Student Loan Policy?

Higher education policy research tends to focus more on income than wealth, not because income is more important, but because it is easier to measure, but income is a poor proxy for wealth, especially for black and Hispanic families.

In the News: Cal State Remedial Education Reforms Help Thousands More Students Pass College-Level Math Classes

After the Cal State system eliminated non-credit, remedial math classes and replaced them with credit-bearing, college-level courses, nearly 7800 students passed the higher-level math classes.

In the News: Another Small College Will Close

Many higher-education experts are concerned about the future of small private colleges in America, which face dwindling enrollment and mounting deficits.

In the News: Colleges have been under pressure to admit needier kids. It’s backfiring

A new study finds that when we rank colleges based on how many Pell grant recipients they enroll, we may not accurately identify the schools that are doing the best job of recruiting low-income students.

Texting Nudges Harm Degree Completion

Students randomly assigned to receive texts to remind them to complete the FAFSA while they are seniors in high school are significantly less likely to complete an AA or BA degree.

Academic Innovation: The Obligation to Evolve

The university has survived because it is dynamic, not static. Its ability to absorb innovations from the outside has been a crucial factor in its success.

In the News: Hampshire Struggles to Stay Afloat

The president of Hampshire College has announced that the school is seeking a partner to help the institution survive. Many small private colleges are now facing a fiscal crisis.

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