In Pursuit of Disruption in Higher Education

The current system of higher education is a historical anachronism. Nearly untouched by the inexorable forward march of technology, the experience of going to college has remained largely the same for hundreds of years. Sure, students now take notes on laptops rather than in notebooks, whiteboards have replaced blackboards, and lectures can be downloaded and…
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Colleges Are Failing Students. Here’s A Way to Fix That

Want to watch something depressing? Take a look at MarketWatch’s student loan debt clock and watch the outstanding balance jump by $2,726.27 every second. Every. Single. Second. | StartClass Want to read something depressing? Take a look at this new report from Preston Cooper of the Manhattan Institute, which finds that only 59 percent of four-year college…
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Senate Republicans Explore Alternative Ways for Students to Finance College

While the media is focused on Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ plans to subsidize student loan debt should they win the presidency, the real action on college costs is happening on forward-thinking universities. Chief among them is Purdue, where University President Mitch Daniels has long been working on innovative ways to reduce tuition prices and…
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USA Today: Democrats’ Student Loan Plans Would “Drive up Costs”

By now you likely know the statistics. College is more expensive than ever, with tuition and fees having surged by 225 percent over the last 30 years. There are more indebted students than ever, with 43 million current student borrowers, a 92 percent increase over the last decade. The total student debt total is larger…
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