On the surface, Rick Santorum’s diatribe against college education is weird: why would the effort to make a college education available to any and all — presuming that’s what Obama is actually doing — be considered the desire of a “snob”? Shouldn’t it be the reverse? Shouldn’t the “snob” be a … More >
Yesterday, the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a California judge’s ruling last year on a California state policy that treats graduates of California high schools as residents for the purposes of tuition, regardless of their immigration status.
The immediate beneficiaries of their order dismissing the appeal, according … More >
This chart from the Washington Post tells you that a degree in the humanities is, on average, “worth” less than a degree in engineering, something you already knew was true.
What you perhaps didn’t already know — and for which this article and chart were produced to remind you — was that a degree is … More >
It’s the season of graduation in America and, increasingly, that means it’s the season of women, too. This year, about 3 women will get their B.A. degrees for every 2 men who do. About 50 years ago, the ratio was about 2 men to every 1 woman. In a society … More >
On Wednesday, in an article at Slate, Annie Lowrey noted that “[t]he average price of tuition at four-year colleges, in constant 2007 dollars, climbed from $8,552 in 1980 to $20,154 in 2009,” and then she excused herself from offering an explanation as to why this would be the case:
There was no logical reason for … More >
Highlighting the summit between Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama is China’s agreement to buy $45 billion of American exports. The President says this will create more American jobs. That’s not exactly right. It will create more profits for American companies but relatively few new … More >