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April 2, 2019 at 9:31 am

Vedder in Forbes | Crisis #2: Too Little Learning

Dr. Richard Vedder, portrait

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Triple College Crisis. Crisis #2: Too Little Learning.”

Book cover for Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

Although people go to college for a multitude of reasons, learning is supposedly paramount among them. Graduating college seniors should know a good deal more about the world than entering freshmen. The dissemination of knowledge is professed to be Job One for almost all institutions of higher education. How good of a job are American colleges doing in meeting this goal?

Read more of his column in Forbes.

This is part of a series of many posts over several months on the state of American higher education,  planned around his forthcoming book, Restoring the Promise: American Higher Education Today, out May 1 from the Independent Institute.

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