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May 14, 2024

Biden Can Follow FDR and Dump His VP

…private capital investor and Rhodes Scholar, recently got a star turn on “60 Minutes.” She stood up to public sector unions in resolving the pension financing crisis in Little Rhody….

May 2, 2024

Q&A: A Conservative Vision for Education

…educators and scholars. So, when we say “conservative,” we have in mind a set of values and principles that undergird our approach to education. We couldn’t care less how you…

May 1, 2024

The closing of the American heart

…down from more than 85% in the 1950s. Judging by scholarship by Melissa Kearney (2023), Paul Amato (2005), and Sara McLanahan and Isabel Sawhill (2015), there is no question that the concern I had was merited….

April 22, 2024

John Silber, the Campuses Have Need of You

…Kant scholar, who, though impugned for allegedly resisting free speech, engaged intellectually on the issue. In 1986, students at Boston University, much like those at present-day Columbia, set up a…

April 22, 2024

The Promise and Peril of Civic Renewal: Richard John Neuhaus, Peter L. Berger, and “To Empower People”

…such institutions could spell disaster for American society. Join scholars from AEI, the Ethics & Public Policy Center, and other institutions as they discuss where Rev. Neuhaus and Dr. Berger’s…

March 12, 2024

Family Dinners Offer a Silver Lining in a Bleak Social Capital Landscape

…Few people would question the idea that regularly eating together promotes family closeness and affection. Unfortunately, research by the eminent scholar of social capital, Robert Putnam, indicates that the share…

March 11, 2024

Taking On the College Cartel

…many state scholarships essentially operate as vouchers for low-income students to attend the school, public or private, of their choice. Heavily subsidized federal student loans can also be used at…

March 6, 2024

College or Trade School? How About Both?

…visiting scholar at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, puts adaptability front and center in his recent book The Career Arts. In doing so, he helps to fight back against…

March 6, 2024

It’s Time to Scrap the Federal Student Loan Program

…their income over 225% of the federal poverty level and balances will be forgiven after as little as a decade. Under Biden’s new rules, Urban Institute scholars have calculated that not even…

March 5, 2024

A Conservative Vision for Education Reform

…public discourse. We don’t imagine that the two of us, a couple of education scholars, can do more than make a small contribution on this count. There is, though, at…