Restoring the promise [electronic resource] : higher education in America / Richard K. Vedder
- Vedder, Richard K.
- Oakland, California : Independent Institute, 
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 400 pages ; 24 cm
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- 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 Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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