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    Why You're Not Getting the College Education You Paid For

    Anywhere else it would have been grounds for dismissal. But when J. Michael Bailey, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, allowed demonstrations with sex toys as a part of a course, he was immune to firing, let alone outside pressure, because he had tenure. ­That was just one of the … More

    Gainful Employment Rule Will Limit Access to Non-Traditional Colleges

    On Tuesday, Senator Mike Enzi (R–WY) took a stand against the Department of Education’s (DOE) assault on the for-profit college sector, walking out of a hearing on the DOE’s new regulations limiting access to higher education. The new “gainful employment” rule issued by the DOE on June 2 restricts access … More

    Why Aren't College Students Revolting?

    Among the speakers at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing, the consensus was clear: College students could stand more exposure to conservative ideas. The inherent contradiction of the liberal political consensus among students is mystifying, the speakers said. American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin put it this way: “Young people … More

    Regulating the College Dream

    President Obama wants to see the U.S. lead the world in the number of college graduates by 2020. But new regulations being proposed by the Department of Education would undermine that goal by presenting more obstacles to students seeking to attend the higher education institutions that work best for them. … More

    The Grades Are In: Only 2% of Colleges get an "A"

    Across the country, college students are starting classes, but that does not mean they are receiving an education. The American Council for Trustees and Alumni’s latest report and website What Will They Learn reveals that most colleges and universities are not providing students a well-rounded education. Of the 719 colleges … More

    The Assault on For-Profit Universities

    President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan want the United States to lead the world in the percentage of people who graduate college by 2020, which will mean increasing by at least 8 million the number of students completing college over the next 10 years. President Obama noted in a … More

    College is about to Cost You Even More

    The New York Times and Washington Post are reporting that an agreement has been reached to include a federal takeover of student loans as part of the forthcoming reconciliation package. The New York Times reports: Democratic Congressional leaders struck a tentative agreement on Thursday that breathes new life into President … More

    The College Affordability Problem—Runaway College Costs

    This week, the College Board released its annual report on Trends in College Pricing which found bad news for students and taxpayers. American colleges continue to hike tuition rates to record high levels—well ahead of the consumer price index. At 4-year public institutions, tuition and fees rose by 5.9 percent. … More

    Outside the Beltway: Providence, RI Mayor Loves Taxes, Hates Students

    Welcome to a new feature of the Foundry, Outside the Beltway, where we will semi-regularly post state and local stories of either conservatism at its best, or liberalism at its worst. Today, we start off with liberalism at its worst. Providence, Rhode Island Mayor David Cicilline wants to tax college … More