Seth Leibsohn invites Professor Wilfred McClay, author of The Land Of Hope: An Invitation To The Great American Story, on his history book, and the current state of education.Read More »
Well, we just found out that student debt is at an all-time high. It’s just a whisker below 1.6 trillion dollars. Yes, trillion, with a “t.”
But it’s all worth it, right? Our young people need education. Not. So. Fast.
A new study shows the average freshly-minted college grad makes almost $11,000 less annually than he or she expected—and it’s true over a wide range of majors.
What gave these young people such unrealistic expectations? One factor is easy to recognize: Our serial exaggeration of the benefits expected from a degree.
Making it worse: Tuition has soared—faster than almost any other expense category in our economy. Recruiters and marketers have in turn hyped the value of their institutions and their degrees.
It’s time to scrap the myth that all young people should go to college, and that every school and every major is worth the price.
The debt load is simply crippling.Read More »
One of the perplexing things about the recent bribery-for-college-admission scandal into prestigious schools is a question few are asking: “Why even bother?”
Elite education in recent decades has seen double-digit price increases and at the same time moved from its mission of broadening minds towards narrowing them. So: Higher price and lower quality. Seems like a bad deal, and that’s not even counting the bribery premium and the risk of detection.
All this won’t end until we end it. Conservatives and people of faith are keeping this nonsense going—every time we insist on sending our kids to the “best” schools.
They aren’t the best schools any longer—they’re just the most prestigious.
After scandals like this, it’s not clear that they’re even that any longer.
The best schools are the schools which reinforce the Judeo-Christian worldview and western civilization. They also have an added bonus: You don’t even have to bribe your way in.Read More »
With four cities permitting 16-year old voting and several states considering it, what we have not known is how they might vote. Thanks to a study by the Pew Foundation, now we do and it’s troubling.
In short, younger people agree with their older millennial brothers and sisters, only more so, and they disagree with their boomer parents and silent generation grandparents. 70 percent of 13-21 year olds think government should be doing more, compared with an average 44% of boomers.
Only 30 percent support Trump, compared to an average 48 percent of older groups. They are the most pessimistic about the future of the country. We already know they are much more accepting of socialism.
This feels like more than the old pattern where young people start out more liberal but grow conservative over time. It sounds an alarm for more civic education and making a better case for capitalism.Read More »
Townhall Review – January 19, 2019
Andrew McCarthy, columnist for the National Review, joins Hugh Hewitt to talk about the FBI investigation that asks if President Trump is a Russian “mole.” Dennis Prager and Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett take a look at what Prager says is, “corruption of some of the elite parts of the United States government.” Following Hugh Hewitt’s trip with National security adviser John Bolton to the Middle East, they discuss the high tension that exists there. Dennis Prager takes a look at the proposed, and even shocking, health curriculum of the California Department of Education. Dennis Prager talks with Carol Swain, founder and president of Be the People Project, who is conservative, and black, a combination that has some people strangely upset. Hugh Hewitt asks Alex Berenson about his book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Sebastian Gorka talks to baseball great Curt Schilling about his relationship with ESPN, a relationship that didn’t last because of his conservative bent.Read More »
Townhall Review – July 14, 2018
Hugh Hewitt is joined by Leonard Leo, head of the Federalist Society, to look at the confirmation process for the newly-nominated U. S. Supreme Court Justice. Mike Gallagher turns to Wendy Long to examine the vicious partisanship expected during the confirmation process. CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins Hugh Hewitt with his analysis of the nominee and the confirmation. Michael Medved speaks with economist Stephen Moore about the latest jobs report. Larry Elder’s guest, Walter Williams, author, columnist, and economics professor at George Mason University, explains why parenting is the number one problem facing education in our African-American urban areas. Mike Gallagher discusses NATO with Michael Desch, Director of the National Security Center at Notre Dame. Dennis Prager asks some questions about the growing “rudeness” phenomenon.Read More »
As the Republican-led Congress plans the 2018 legislative agenda, healthcare needs to continue to be a top priority.
Health premiums are soaring, and millions of people have little or no choice of health insurance. Millions of people who once could afford coverage no longer can, and many find that their health insurance premiums cost more than their mortgage or rent payments.
In a new Associated Press-NORC poll, nearly half of Americans said health care is their primary concern for 2018, topping taxes, immigration, education, and the environment by more than 15 percent.
Obamacare has failed miserably in fulfilling the last administration’s promise to cut health costs. The typical American worker now must devote roughly twice as many work hours to cover health costs as to pay for food.
Individuals need to be empowered with greater flexibility and choice. And states are better equipped than Washington to oversee their health insurance markets. This requires legislative action from Congress for these new and better choices.