The higher-education world should consider a creative student-loan alternative. Enter income-share agreements (ISAs), which are essentially equity instruments for human capital.
The politics of higher education policy are actually less hospitable to reform than those in K-12. The root of the problem is our geographic system of representation. Because every congressional district benefits from federal student aid, most legislators have little incentive to do anything that could put their slice at risk.
If you’ve been watching the NCAA Tournament, chances are you’ve seen a few Enterprise Rent-a-Car commercials. They always feature young, attractive former college athletes who’ve traded in their jerseys for suits with Enterprise nametags.
This paper takes an early look at several new interventions in developmental education and provides a structure to help institutional leaders and policymakers evaluate these efforts and the challenges they may face.
Much has been made recently of the rising cost of attending a four-year college. House Speaker John Boehner has decried the fact that “during the 1980s, the cost of attending college rose more than three times as fast as the typical family income,” and that “[t]his trend of rapidly-increasing...
This Center on Higher Education Reform report addresses America's failing student loan structure. The authors take an in-deth look at Income Share Agreements and their potential to replace traditional student loans.
The Obama administration's plan to rate colleges based on their access, affordability, and student success measures actually just continues the administration’s focus on trying to fix higher education by regulating existing colleges and ignores the sector’s fundamental supply-side problem.
AEI scholar Andrew P. Kelly reflects on the costly student aid system and its many failures - from the high schools that grant the diplomas to the colleges that gladly take Pell Grants from the underprepared to the students who fail to complete the courses.
In response to President Obama's plan to promote college affordability through a federal college ratings system, AEI's CHER team analyzed where universities lie in terms of access, affordability, and student success. What did we find? Few colleges perform poorly on all three measures, but hardly any perform well on all three, either.
Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.
How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.