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!
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.
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.)