The Virtues of a Free Market in Higher Ed

by George Leef

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Jane Shaw and I argue that a free market in postsecondary education, far from leaving any students out or behind, would benefit all. The heavy federal thumb on the scales favoring accredited college-degree programs lures many students into educational options that are not very good for them, while impeding the growth of alternatives that would serve many students better.