The rising prices, in the cases of both housing and higher education, lead to cries that since the prices are now unaffordable, there has to be more credit. More (and more heavily subsidized) credit the politicians often enough deliver, and the escalation goes on.
Qualified students with college aspirations face a maze of tasks, deadlines, and paperwork that they must complete to access financial aid and a college education. Though the payoff for postsecondary education is large enough to justify the time and energy it takes to complete these tasks, many qualified students still fail to do so.
On Tuesday, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report on school crime and safety. The most widely reported finding of the 200-page study has been that the number of reported sex crimes on college campuses has increased by 51 percent, from around 2,200 in 2001 to around 3,300 in 2011.
Should public schools have separate gifted education programs? The answer is unequivocally yes, though a puritanical fascination with “closing the achievement gap” has made it harder and harder to say so.
The current debate about higher education has reached an odd status quo: we’re questioning whether college is “worth it” at the same time that completing some form of postsecondary education is more important to economic success than ever before.
Recent protests at Smith College, which succeeded in getting International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde to withdraw as commencement speaker, highlight a phenomenon where college students across the country are unwilling to hear viewpoints different than their own.
To fix higher education, conservatives must fight for root-and-branch reform by, for example, reinventing the student-loan program, offering new paths to accreditation, forcing higher-education institutions to disclose information on how their graduates fare in the labor market, and supporting occupational opportunities that provide the non-college-bound with real-world skills.
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