College Education on Townhall

Paul Greenberg - Tue Oct 4

What's happening at the University of Arkansas is part of a national trend to dumb down the curriculum. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Fri Sep 30

The cost of college education will crash within a decade, simply because it has to. Moreover, the free market would lower costs sooner and far more dramatically, if only given the chance. Wages are not supportive of current education costs. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Thu Sep 29

The cost of college education will crash within a decade, simply because it has to. Moreover, the free market would lower costs sooner and far more dramatically, if only given the chance. Wages are not supportive of current education costs. ... more

Mike Adams - Mon Sep 26

As the states go deeper and deeper into debt, liberals keep finding new ways to go deeper and deeper into our pocket books to teach people things they could easily learn by themselves. There is no better example than the recent spate of universities that have decided to help lost and helpless homosexuals find themselves spiritually. This sudden revival of interest in religion in our secular universities is a queer one, indeed. ... more

Heidi Harris - Mon Sep 26

I honestly don’t have a simple solution for teens who are brought here illegally as children, but then again, I’m not running for President. Send them home? Home where? Let them stay? You’re rewarding their parents’ lawbreaking, and encouraging the next wave of parents to do the same. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Sep 16

The Columbia Spectator is the student newspaper at Columbia University, the school I was once proud to call my alma mater. A report in that newspaper raises the following question: Are leading American universities producing moral illiterates? ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Sep 16

The campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison erupted this week after the release of two studies documenting the heavy use of race in deciding which students to admit to the undergraduate and law schools. The evidence of discrimination is undeniable, and the reaction by critics was undeniably dishonest and thuggish.? ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Sep 14

Too much of anything is just as much a misallocation of resources as it is too little, and that applies to higher education just as it applies to everything else. ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Sep 13

College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority, but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules. ... more

Brian McNicoll - Tue Sep 6

This year, Labor Day fell three days before President Obama plans to address the nation on the subject of jobs. ... more

Mike Adams - Mon Aug 22

The most dangerous ideas in contemporary political discourse are easily identified. While they often take hours to explain they are usually introduced in a conversation beginning with these four words: “I think we should.” ... more

John Hawkins - Wed Aug 17

Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. ... more

Michael Medved - Wed Aug 10

Beyond the dueling sound bites and apocalyptic rhetoric of Washington’s increasingly desperate battle of the budget, President Obama enjoys an automatic advantage with his relentless calls to tax the rich. ... more

Mike Adams - Mon Aug 8

I am frequently asked whether I would be willing to spend the money necessary to send my own kids to a four-year brick and mortar college. The answer used to be a qualified “yes.” But college isn’t what it used to be. So my answer is now a firm “probably not.” ... more

Marybeth Hicks - Wed Aug 3

Examining one’s faith in the intellectually stimulating environment of a college or university could and should lead to a deeper understanding of the theological tenets on which a childhood faith was built. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Jul 21

When governments want to encourage what they believe is beneficial behavior, they subsidize it. Sounds like good public policy. But there can be problems. Behavior that is beneficial for most people may not be so for everybody. And government subsidies can go too far. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Wed Jul 13

For the past year, I've had a fine old time getting into it with various educators of the more credentialed kind over whether the classic liberal-arts curriculum at our great universities should be preserved intact. ... more

Mike Adams - Mon Jul 11

Sending your children to college has become an increasingly unwise investment. Parents save all of their lives in order to send their children to institutions bent on turning them against their parents and, more specifically, their parent’s values. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Jul 7

It's racially discriminatory to prohibit racial discrimination. That's the bottom line of a decision issued last Friday, just before the Fourth of July weekend, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Jul 6

What do Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? They're all college dropouts. Richard Branson, Simon Cowell and Peter Jennings have in common? They never went to college at all. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Jul 6

Before any project can be economically viable, labor costs must be addressed, and that is exactly why we need to scrap Davis-Bacon and all prevailing wage laws. We also need to eliminate collective bargaining of public unions, preferably getting rid of public unions in entirety. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Tue Jul 5

Higher education keeps getting lower. And not just in this state, where the core curriculum at the University of Arkansas' campus at Fayetteville is being hollowed out. ... more

New York - Thu Jun 30

John Stossel argues that many who attend college may be better off not going and avoiding college debt. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Jun 23

When I was growing up, it was widely believed that colleges and universities were the part of our society with the widest scope for free expression and free speech. In the conformist America of the 1950s, the thinking ran, few people dared to say anything that went beyond a broad consensus. But on campus, anyone could say anything he liked. ... more

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz - Tue Jun 14

My wife worries that this will be just another burden on our daughter, who is a pretty responsible kid. What do you think? ... more