–Tim Hofferth, Chairman of the Board of South Carolina’s Higher Education Commission, commenting on the untenable trends of increasing college costs and decreasing enrollment. As reported in the Charleston Post Courier, in-state enrollment to South Carolina public schools has decreased 17% over ten years, while tuition rates have increased four times faster than inflation. Mr. Hofferth predicts some “institutional failure” will result from these trends.
Tech wonks continue to promote bots and AI in higher ed, while students wrestle with the more practical concern of textbook prices. Meanwhile, in case your social media isn’t fake enough, you can now follow 100% fake influencers like “Lil Miquela.” And: how much would YOU pay to get into the ivy league?
After years of listening to the concerns of students and other educators, Dr. Jones envisioned a better approach to higher education–but her solution was not to write a book about it. Instead, she founded an unorthodox 21st-century college, the Wayfinding Academy, from scratch! Learn more in our interview.
Granted, the Department of Education has an obligation to inform the public about financial aid options and all of the details relating to FAFSA application processes. But taking on years of debt is far more serious than dancing groundhogs or dudes with horse heads.
The jobs report is good, but the feds are about to start losing money on student loans. Pueblo Community College gets well-deserved praise, while Greek life comes under fire in multiple states. Plus, we learn who’s likely to win in a PhD vs. robot challenge!
Charleston Southern University’s Professor Michael Shipe joins us to describe the study and applications of Kinesiology. He tells us about lucrative, high-demand career opportunities in health sciences, including cost/payoff details for those interested in training to become a Physician’s Assistant. He also offers tips on teaching, weight loss, and Apple stock!
A proposed bill in New Mexico requires high school juniors to submit proof of their plans to apply to college, begin an internship, or join the military.
“Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential.”
-President Trump, in his State of the Union address
Possibly practical updates on everything from debt to Disney! Plus: which of these has gone up 160% since 1980: average family income, home cost, or tuition? And, we wonder: does Unmanned Vehicle University have a decent football team?
Dr. Bryan Caplan, author of the new book “The Case Against Education,” joins us to explain and defend his critique of today’s “dystopian” education system. We discuss his provocative and unsettling observations about the wasteful status quo and whether there’s any hope for change.