Convergence of left and right on higher ed

On Tuesday, the Pope Center hosted an event in Washington entitled “Higher Education Reform: Where the Right and Left Meet.” We brought together six speakers who have written cogently on the problems of higher education, three of them who could be described as being on the right (conservative and libertarian) and three of whom could be described as being on the left. There was widespread agreement among them that our colleges and universities often neglect student learning, content to take lots of money (from families and from government) in exchange for degrees of very doubtful value.

One of the people who attended, Ashley Thorne of the National Association of Scholars, writes about the event here.