The Agenda

NRO’s domestic-policy blog, by Reihan Salam.

The Coming Higher Education Revolution


Our failure to boost human capital is a major source of sluggish productivity growth and stagnant wages. Despite a significant wage premium for those who finish college, we have persistent high dropout rates for students attending high school and college. Higher education is expensive, inefficient, and inaccessible. Fortunately, as Anya Kamenetz reports in Fast Company, there’s good reason to believe that private entrepreneurs are on the verge of making it cheaper, more efficient, and more accessible. The article is a terrific antidote to economic pessimism. Definitely worth your time. 


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