Joanne Jacobs on Higher Ed

June 24, 2010

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Joanne Jacobs and the Quick and the Ed posse are asking provocative questions about higher education.  A move is afoot to regulate for profit higher education, but the traditional higher ed sector suffers from many of the same issues. Higher education costs have been racing ahead faster than even health care inflation, without the slightest bit of evidence that the quality of education provided to students has improved.

Higher education can be thought of as a bubble, or as an industry ripe to be disrupted. The only thing that seems certain to me is that the trends of the past twenty years cannot be maintained indefinitely: something has to give.  Similar to many of our problems, the government has done far more to cause these problems than to solve them.

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