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June 6, 2019 at 8:59 am

College Fix: ‘Renowned Economist Offers More Than a Dozen Solutions for Fixing Higher Education’

Dr. Richard Vedder, portrait

Dr. Richard Vedder

The College Fix writes about a new book by Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Renowned economist offers more than a dozen solutions for fixing higher education.”

For six decades, Dr. Richard Vedder has been observing the politics and economics of higher education in America. A professor of economics at Ohio University and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Vedder has frequently examined the role of government in forcing tuition upward and has offered common-sense recommendations on how to make America’s universities more cost-efficient.

Book cover for Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in AmericaIn his new book, “Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,” Vedder provides statistically backed remedies for what ails the nation’s colleges and universities. In all, Vedder offers more than a dozen ways to improve higher ed funding, including ending or dramatically revising the federal student aid program, allowing students to earn a degree by taking courses from different universities concurrently, increasing faculty teaching loads, and instituting year-round campuses so students can graduate in three years.

The College Fix recently talked with Vedder about his book and how he thinks we can make American universities great again….

Read more at the College Fix.

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