CCAP has been cited in the major media quite frequently during the past week. In an effort to keep our readers up-to-date on the impact that CCAP is having on higher education reform, here are some of the links.
Richard Vedder is quoted in the Boston Globe today on the continual rise of college presidential salaries.
“I find it bordering on scandalous...trustees are just wasting valuable assets"CCAP was cited on the Lou Dobbs Tonight TV show on CNN last night.
"paying presidents such handsome sums run counter to colleges’ nonprofit mission and exploits their many tax advantages"
KITTY PILGRIM, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The Center for College Affordability and Productivity found that from 1987 to 2007, many colleges became bloated bureaucracies, hiring legions of what they call paper pushers, driving up college costs...Richard Vedder wrote an OpEd for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota last week to discuss the findings of a recent study that CCAP completed for the North Dakota Policy Policy Council, entitled "Higher Education and North Dakota's Economic Future."
PILGRIM: Now the Center for College Affordability and Productivity finds that for every new freshman entering college on average, two administrators were added. That's been going on for two decades. Senator Grassley and some education watchdogs say the nonprofit status of universities makes them very indifferent to the rising costs and they've been able to pass those costs on to students for decades...
DOBBS: That is insane. Fascinating -- it is absolutely mind- boggling. Universities teaching young people presumably dispensing knowledge and behaving like idiots. I mean I'm not sure that's a great thing for
PILGRIM: Hiring is out of control apparently.
DOBBS: Well, again, you know it's really amazing when you think what we're facing in this country during a period of economic weakness. We've got 30 million people unemployed. Wages are declining. In fact, they've been stagnant for years...
Richard Vedder was cited in a NY Times article last week discussing for-profit higher education providers.
“The for-profits are concentrating 100 percent of their effort on teaching students what they want to be taught, when they want to be taught