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Efficiency Watchdog


Professor Richard Vedder is going to head a center devoted to the study of efficiency in higher education, reports Inside Higher Ed today.

Vedder, author of Going Broke by Degree gave an excellent keynote address at last year’s annual Pope Center Conference, which was entitled “Higher Education in America — Do Students and Taxpayers Get Their Money’s Worth?”

He doesn’t think that most schools offer value commensurate with the cost. For that reason (and also the fact that he takes a laisse-faire approach to such foolish campus activism as “living wage” laws and forbidding “sweatshops”), Vedder is not popular among the leftist Imperial Guard. If you scroll down through the comments, you’ll see what I mean.


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