-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.
We Explore the Dark World of Term Paper Services to Determine the Street Price of 30 Pages on Coleridge
We had no idea how big the term-paper-for-hire business has become. To learn more about how these transactions work for students, we requested bids to outsource a big, boring essay. The responses from the paper mills were delightfully absurd.
A philosophy department gets a big financial boost, employment opportunities abound, and we see scary warnings about the student debt crisis. Meanwhile, a professor’s claim that Noah’s ark had cell phones raises important questions, such as: Android or iOS? And, would it be good or bad to be in this professor’s class?
Can a state reduce the costs of education while simultaneously expanding and subsidizing its demand? Virginia’s plan to become the “Best Educated State by 2030” implicitly raises this question.
Today’s news offers several concerning observations about Generation Z. Meanwhile, older adults wrestle with how to educate them better. And: do you know how many hours per day youth spend on cell phones? (Hint: it’s more than one.)
In response to a perceived crisis in faith within college communities, a new Christian college will open this fall in Boston–backed by $30 million of the founder’s money.
-Surfer Magazine, explaining why they “pored over university pamphlets, surf reports, and statistics” to identify the top-ten colleges with “nearness to quality surf.”
The UK division of “big four” accounting firm KPMG has announced a new, multi-year apprenticeship program which grants bachelors-level credentials upon completion. Is this the start of a trend?