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In the Aftermath

After the college bubble bursts or deflates, says George Leef in the Washington Times, things will get better in higher education:

Like dieters giving up doughnuts in favor of more nutritious, low-calorie foods, college consumers will look for affordable courses that lead to demonstrable educational gains.

Right now, students and faculty engage in a “mutual non-aggression pact” (per Murray Sperber) in which faculty have mediocre expectations for students and give them good grades as long as the students pretty much leave them alone. But that is going to change.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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