Some members of Congress believe it is possible to pick winners and losers and identify one area of research, namely social science research, that they believe will not produce research in the "national interest."
Gimmicks like the White House's latest plan don't help much — in fact, they make the system even more complex.
Expanding Pay As You Earn boosts government public subsidies for a broken higher-education financing model and will reinforce the already strong bias in public policy toward college attendance at the expense of other post-secondary options.
The U.S. cannot reach the levels of educational attainment required for international competitiveness without closing the considerable gaps in attainment that persist across groups.
If we want to enable more equitable opportunities for the nation's children, we need to invest in parents.
June is fast turning into college affordability month on Capitol Hill.
It is a horrible practice to ban commencement speakers because we disagree with them on policy.
Given the enormous and disproportionate role that MSIs play in the lives of young men of color, it seems that they are the keeper of many of the secrets to empowerment and success among this group.
Lawmakers have undoubtedly heard plenty from colleges and universities about real problems with the Department of Education's forthcoming college ratings system. One way to limit problems is for Congress to repeal the ban on a student unit record system.