Restoring the promise : higher education in America /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Vedder, Richard K. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Oakland, California : Independent Institute, [2019]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Higher education's triple crisis
  • Why go to college anyway?
  • College is too costly
  • Students aren't learning critical knowledge and employable skills
  • College graduates are underemployed
  • How did we get here?
  • Nearly four centuries of higher learning
  • Why fees and costs are rising so fast
  • Why endowments don't lower the cost of tuition
  • The federal student financial assistance debt crisis
  • Where does all the money go?
  • Universities? : Spending perversities
  • Nonacademic activities and rip-offs
  • The edifice complex
  • The costly enterprise of intercollegiate athletics
  • Is educating students a top priority?
  • The conundrum of research
  • The academic cartel of accreditation
  • The scandal of diversity
  • The weaknesses of current university governance
  • Where do we go from here?
  • The three I's of university reform
  • The failure of government higher education policy
  • Reforming higher education.