Category: Education

Friday

BYCU I hung out at Central Michigan University quite a bit when I went to school at Alma College in the 1980s. These days, I only get back there …

Monday

Student Loans The student debt problem is getting more and more press . . . and more attention in Congress. The whole debate infuriates me. The federal government created …

Thursday

Politically Incorrect Speech Upheld In case you missed, it a federal Court of Appeals court seems to have brought a dose of common sense to its First Amendment jurisprudence. …

Wednesday

Crushing the Youth This article about the “college tuition bubble” is interesting, but its content doesn’t support its assertion. The assertion: College tuition is in a bubble that is …

Wednesday

Finally, I Post a Small Tribute to the Cardinal The puzzling Roger Scruton recently penned a borderline-beautiful tribute to Cardinal Newman’s The Idea of a University. Check it out. …

Thursday

This 2006 op-ed from the New York Times ought to be required reading for every prospective college student and every politician that makes student loans available: “A Little Learning …

Monday

“I’m Protesting with My Student Loan Money!” Music to my ears: Anger over increasing tuition and school budget cuts boiled over as students across the country staged rowdy demonstrations …

Tuesday

College Excesses I read this article over at U.S. News & World Report: Bigger Tuition Bills and Student Loans Coming in 2011. It’s the same old crap: Tuition rates …

From the Notebooks

“Forbes magazine highlighted, ‘College tuition has increased by more than three times the rate of inflation for the last 20 years, despite U.S. wages flat-lining since 2000.’ In the …

RIP Jaki

Received in an email: One of my most beloved spiritual fathers and mentors, Benedictine Father Stanley Jaki, died quietly in the company of friends, from complications following an previous …