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Walter E. Williams: Tuition Pays for This

 According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools, such as Columbia University and George Washington University, charge yearly tuition and fees close to $50,000. Faced with the increasing costs of higher […] Read More →

Walter E. Williams: Do Blacks Need Favors?

 Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act’s legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, “I’ll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas.”  I don’t know whether Humphrey got around to keeping his promise, but here’s my question: Is it within the capacity […] Read More →

GUILTY: For Just Being Christian

Kevin McCullough  The Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, Kimberly Driscoll, is actively attempting to destroy Gordon College. Dissatisfied with the Christian college, practicing its own beliefs, last week Driscoll began to take out her hostility against them. The angry tone of the actions taken against the school reveal a few things that are important for the […] Read More →

Easy loans a source of college problems

Steven Greenhut  Whenever educational issues are debated in the state Capitol, legislators operate from an unchallenged assumption: more government aid will lead to better opportunities for students. But the plight of a well-known Santa Ana-based private college system shows the reverse may often be true. Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit company that owns Heald College and […] Read More →

Going to college – the right choice for everybody?

 We often utter profound phrases. Not in the sense they alter the course of Western civilization. Rather, their impact is measured by eye-widening realizations as we enter a new chapter in each of our lives. The first time I introduced “my wife,” or told the nurse, “His name is Phillip,” or said, “My father just […] Read More →

Parents, Educators, Politicians All Share Blame for College Grads’ Woes

Peter Morici  Despite five years of economic recovery, college graduates continue to face a tough job market. Certainly, young people should take responsibility for their lives, but parents, educators and politicians all share some blame for their troubles. College graduates earn much higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed than high school graduates—and […] Read More →

Affirmative Action: Can It Make Life Fair?

Harry R. Jackson, Jr.,  As an African American who has a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School, I have had the privilege of studying with the elite of the elite. My education came as a result of values ground into me by my parents. They realized that education could transform a life and prioritized the […] Read More →

Kangaroo Courts on Campus? - Thomas Sowell

 There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to “do something” about rape on campus. But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to two crucial facts: (1) rape is a crime and (2) colleges are not qualified to be law-enforcement institutions. Why are rapists not reported to the police and […] Read More →

Another Bite At The For-Profit Education Apple

Derek Hunter  President Obama is passionate about education, especially for underprivileged kids … or so he says. An ardent opponent of school choice, except when it comes to his own kids, one of his first acts was to try to kill the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship that provides poor kids in the nation’s capital the chance […] Read More →

Walter E. Williams: Coming End to Racial Preferences

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment that bans racial preferences in admission to its public universities. Justice Sonia Sotomayor lashed out at her colleagues in a bitter dissent, calling them “out of touch with reality.” She went on to make […] Read More →

Thomas Sowell: Will Dunbar Rise Again?

 Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again — and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of Columbia. There has not been much controversy about Dunbar High School for a long time. Since sometime in the late 1950s, it has been just […] Read More →

A Way Out for College Kids

Zachary Gappa  American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given. Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can’t find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal. We are greatly in need of a transformation, but we need […] Read More →

From greatness to whiteness

Dennis Prager  When Americans over the age of, let us say, 45, look at any of the iconic paintings of America’s Founders — the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the signing of the Constitution, George Washington crossing the Delaware, any of the individual portraits the Founders — what do they see? They see great […] Read More →