Thought Leadership

Grading Higher Education in California

Grading Higher Education in California

As Californians, and more generally, as Americans, we should strive to ensure every opportunity is afforded the next generation to earn a high-quality (and we would argue affordable) education, so the next generation may effectively thrive and support us old people. This is not a zero-sum game (that phrase seems to be popular these days).

Why Higher Education Costs So Much

Why Higher Education Costs So Much

Fifty years ago, Harvard (and many private colleges and universities) charged around $2,000 for tuition. Adjusted for inflation, Harvard tuition should be just over $15,000 per year today. Needless to say, Harvard charges nowhere near $15,000. This coming Fall, the sticker price for Harvard is $47,730, roughly triple the inflation-based price