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September 6, 2019 at 11:25 am

Windham on Vedder’s Book | ‘Comprehensive Treatment and Well-Researched Analysis’

Columnist James Windham reviews a new book by Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a column headlined “Fixing Higher Education in America” in Education News.

But upon digging into it, I was struck by its comprehensive treatment and well-researched analysis of the wide range of problems facing higher education in America and how much sense he makes about what to do about them. Here is a hint of the prime culprit from the introduction to the chapter on governance: “There is a remarkable consensus among many observers of higher education that the system of governance is broken….almost every contemporary issue facing higher education is impeded and frustrated by a hundred year old system of governing practices that desperately needs modification.”

Book cover for Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in AmericaRead more in Education News.

Vedder’s Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America was published by The Independent Institute.

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