Is our children learning?

In The News

August 19, 2015

By Mary Nguyen Barry
From yesterday’s op-ed in The Hill’s Congress blog:

Hillary Clinton joins her Democratic presidential contenders in laying out a plan to create a new cap on student loan debt.  While her plan couples a proposed infusion of resources for college affordability with reforms forcing colleges and states to pay attention to outcomes like degree production, neither she nor her challengers have asked colleges the key – albeit grammatically incorrect – question former President George W. Bush presented to K-12 schools years ago:

“Is our children learning?”

For all the rhetoric and angst about increasing college prices, the dirty little secret of higher education is that a college degree doesn’t actually represent any particular set of knowledge or skills.

Read more at The Hill.