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May 6, 2024

How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Student Loan Forgiveness?

…universities misled borrowers, and while this is a maximalist solution, there were real problems with Art Institutes. Despite the Art Institute’s bad acts, another multibillion dollar forgiveness announcement (less than…

April 10, 2024

Biden Irresponsibly Encourages Borrowers to Enroll in SAVE Plan

…launched “SAVE Day of Action,” hosting a kick-off event, posting promotional videos, and mobilizing their social media followers in an effort to maximize enrollment in the program. You’d think they’re…

October 20, 2023

Value Needs to be the Next Buzzword in Higher Education

…with an eye to protecting people’s privacy. During lunch, Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University (WGU), spoke about how WGU seeks to maximize the value of their programs, and…

August 14, 2023

The Narcissism of Small Diffidences

…were maximized with skill-building camps.” She said, “I began to really second-guess what I knew to be true about being a parent” and spared her son from doing chores as…

June 15, 2023

AI and the Future of Schooling

…is about to upend what we think of as “good teaching.” Skilled teachers typically try to maximize the amount of class time devoted to discussions, interactive problem-solving, or hands-on-shoulder coaching….

June 8, 2023

Oklahoma Has Approved the Nation’s First Religious Charter School. What’s That Mean?

…school choice programs, too. Many choice proponents assume that these programs will promote maximal freedom, and it is true that most schools participating in programs like ESAs are—and have historically…

February 23, 2022

The Case Against Universal Free Lunch

Key Points Progressives argue that universal school lunch would reduce paperwork burdens, yielding administrative efficiency gains. But the true question moves us far beyond debates over welfare economics into the…