Part 2 of the Pope Center discussion on holding colleges accountable is up.
Felix Salmon on student loans:
It’s ridiculous that colleges can charge pretty much whatever they want, and the federal government will always be there to provide loans. One good way of decelerating the inflation in tuition fees — and the concomitant rise in student debt — will be for the federal government to start getting much stricter about the kinds of sums it’s willing to countenance.
Universities should not be wasting scarce resources designing their own content management systems. It can make professors very, very angry.