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Unequalizing College Admissions

Test-optional admission has become an unfortunate trend in higher ed. In recent years, Smith, Brandeis, Wesleyan and other schools have declared that they will make submission of SAT or ACT ...

What Caused the Grad School Debt Crisis?

Per Jane’s post below, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that bad policy created the increase in graduate school debt found in the new NAF (New America Foundation) report. First, most ...

A Letter to Future College Students

My colleague Greg Lewin recently wrote this letter to a high school senior who is choosing colleges. It sums up a lot of our thoughts about college education–what it is, ...

What Should Policy Schools Do?

James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley have an excellent, incisive commentary on schools of public policy. These programs, created to bring social science and efficient, nonpartisan administration to government offices, face a host of ...

Brown U. Students Can’t Handle Free Speech

On Tuesday, student protesters at Brown University shouted down a lecture from New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Kelly spent thirty minutes trying to give his speech; during that time students disrupted the ...

ROTC Returns to CCNY

ROTC has been a rare source of good news in higher ed lately: the program has been welcomed back at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and now CCNY. AEI’s Cheryl Miller ...