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Restoring the promise : higher education in America / Richard K. Vedder.

Author/creator Vedder, Richard K. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : Independent Institute, [2019]
Descriptionxiv, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Higher education's triple crisis -- Why go to college anyway? -- College is too costly -- Students aren't learning critical knowledge and employable skills -- College graduates are underemployed -- How did we get here? -- Nearly four centuries of higher learning -- Why fees and costs are rising so fast -- Why endowments don't lower the cost of tuition -- The federal student financial assistance debt crisis -- Where does all the money go? -- Universities? : Spending perversities -- Nonacademic activities and rip-offs -- The edifice complex -- The costly enterprise of intercollegiate athletics -- Is educating students a top priority? -- The conundrum of research -- The academic cartel of accreditation -- The scandal of diversity -- The weaknesses of current university governance -- Where do we go from here? -- The three I's of university reform -- The failure of government higher education policy -- Reforming higher education.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019006382
ISBN9781598133271 hardcover
ISBN1598133276 hardcover

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