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Maybe elite colleges should democratize opportunity and switch to lottery admissions. Here are seven questions and answers about how it would work.
September 29, 2016
It looks increasingly like we're on the cusp of higher ed's NCLB moment.
May 26, 2015
College Rank's list of the best college leisure pools is remarkably revealing of the whole state of the higher ed-industrial complex.
April 23, 2014
Many in education will bewail the Supreme Court's Schuette decision. I think that's misguided. For what it's worth, here's my take.
March 10, 2014
Last week, the College Board excitedly unveiled its revamped SAT. I found myself unwowed, despite the adoring coverage. Now, I'm not particularly opposed to the changes, and I don't have any huge objections. But I am really puzzled that so much commentary seems to take the College Board's self-serving claims and promises at face value. Why my doubts? Here are five reasons.
June 24, 2013
In a new Hudson Institute white paper "Beyond Retrofitting," Andrew Kelly and I try to explain what it'll take to rethink and redesign higher education. If the current wave of "innovation" and breathless enthusiasm for MOOCs are to amount to more than one more faddish interlude, it'll require susta...
June 20, 2012
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) yesterday published an expansive new state-by-state report on public higher education: Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education. The lead researcher on the effort was my ta...
June 13, 2012
It's the time of year when lots of high school seniors start thinking about starting college, while their parents gulp at the tuition bills. As often as not, students and parents have navigated the selection process with the aid of popular college guides like US News and World Report or Barron's Pro...
October 07, 2011
Higher education is paying far too little attention to the needs of adult, nontraditional students. While the quintessential college student leaves home at eighteen to go live on a college campus for four years, that familiar archetype is now the exception. There are 17.6 million undergraduates e...