Let's just say one very, very key thing. Student loan debt is a government made problem. It was something the taxpayers subsidized and the government helped manage and turn into this bizarre regulatory environment, attaching student loans to people in
Editor's Note: Dillon Eliassen is phoning it in this week. He spoke at University of New England Springfield/Manchester's commencement ceremonies. Below are his prepared remarks. Good morning graduates, parents, professors, administrators, trustees, coaches, janitors, Oxycontin and Ritalin dealers, and members of
There has been a lot of talk lately about free college. Being a Libertarian I initially scoffed at the idea. Then, as I normally do, I started to wonder if there was any idea that could improve the current college
"You go to an Ivy League school? Why would you choose a haven of Marxist indoctrination?" is the response I get fairly often when discussing my politics with my more right-leaning friends. Sooner or later, when my points can't be refuted
A pillar of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign thus far has been the promise to provide “free college” for all Americans; Hillary Clinton proposes a substantial shift in the same direction. Perhaps “forced college” would be a more accurate way to
From many perspectives, the French higher education system must be doing great: there are numerous prestigious schools, thousands of students attend them and the government spends millions and millions of Euros since the 1980s in both subsidising students and universities.
What is the purpose of a college education nowadays, if not to challenge ourselves intellectually? Do universities necessarily have an obligation to shield their students from ideas that might trouble them? Shouldn’t this choice be left up to the individual