Privilege Worth Perpetuating – by Matthew M. Chingos

Paul Tough, author of “The Years That Matter Most” The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Usby Paul ToughHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019, $28; 400 pages. As reviewed by Matthew M. Chingos College may...

Bipartisan Bill Would Set Rules for Income Share Agreements – by Richard Price

Senator Todd Young introduced the bipartisan bill, The ISA Student Protection Act of 2019. While Democratic presidential candidates compete to shout “Free College” the loudest, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is taking a subtler—and...

What Colleges Can Learn From Toyota – by Michael B. Horn

Inside a Toyota factory — one model for how education might work better. Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta’s new book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life (Jossey-Bass, 2019,...

Has President Trump Scared Away All the Foreign Students? – by Alex Usher

The United States has long been the world’s most popular destination for international students studying abroad. Yet in 2017–18, American universities sustained a 6.6 percent drop in new enrollments by foreign students, continuing...

Two Answers to Political Correctness – by Mark Bauerlein

Students at Middlebury College protest an on-campus appearance by Charles Murray in 2017. The Assault on American ExcellenceBy Anthony KronmanFree Press, 2019, $27, 288 pages Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech,...

The Education Exchange: How Does Race Affect Special Education Identification in Schools? – by...

Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of...

Does the Baumol Effect Explain Rising College Costs? – by Andrew Gillen

Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok’s new book, Why Are the Prices So D*mn High?, has reignited a debate about why the costs of higher education to students and taxpayers have grown so quickly....

The Education Exchange: How Rising Costs Have Affected Higher Education – by Education Next

Richard Vedder, an Independent Institute Sr. Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, “Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,” and...

Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good? – by Frederick Hess

Education technology has many faces. A prominent one has long been computer-assisted language learning, offering great promise for struggling readers, non-English speakers, or those seeking to master a second tongue. And, in recent...

The Moral Implications of Social and Emotional Learning – by Frederick Hess

I’ve hosted a number of sessions about social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past six months, and one question that’s repeatedly come up is whether SEL is ultimately an attempt to repackage...
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