According to one study, 81% of students entering community college hope to attain a four-year degree. Most of them will not.
“To conflate the complex process of human development to a series of grades for a college entrance exam seems to me to be the most absurd reduction of the enterprise that you can imagine.”
“Over 100,000 of them died in service. May their memory offer perspective to those who are fortunate enough to have worries about employment, student loans, and home-buying.”
One of the most popular professors at Hardin-Simmons University joins us in a provocative and far-reaching interview about the applications of an education in economics. Dr. Hill discusses the “callousness” of the economist’s mindset, his lucrative side-hustle in real estate, and how he used John Kenneth Galbraith’s Theory of Conventional Wisdom to evict a drug-dealing tenant.
Covering some of our favorite higher ed themes: mergers, rankings, budgets, and bots!
Sure, they’re teaching courses on cryptocurrency, but are any of these universities accepting tuition payments in Litecoin yet? Also: Great economic news for job and school shoppers.
“If we were to sacrifice free speech on college campuses, we would be subverting the core values and very purpose of a modern university.” Princeton’s Dr. Keith Whittington joins us for an interview to discuss his important new book, “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech.”
Guest contributor John Coria describes the rapidly-growing UX profession and explains how it’s an essential function in many industries.
Professor Matthew Hora, author of “Beyond the Skills Gap,” discusses the complexities of workforce development and his recommendations for reform in higher ed.
Today’s news includes tales of debt, divorce, bots, and success for the degree-not’s!