A lot has been written over the last several years about the out of control tuitions at America’s universities.  (Sadly, tuition costs are becoming an issue in English universities at this point, too.  But even the tuition at Oxford is a fraction of what the costs of ivy-league schools in the U.S. are.) We all […]

President’s speech yesterday, and his promise that his administration will work to make sure every student in America has access to college, promises nothing of value to our students.  There are three basic reasons for this.   The first:  his assurances that everything possible will be done to keep college costs under control.   This doesn’t […]

Our society has become convinced that the only way to a secure, middle class life is through a college program which confers a degree in a “marketable” set of skills. From the time our children are quite young, they are told by parents and teachers, by counselors and advisors, that they must prepare for college. […]