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The Virtues of a Free Market in Higher Ed

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.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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