The U.S. Department of Education and Higher Education: An Assessment after 35 Years

EXTENDED REMARKS OF RICHARD K. VEDDER BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS U.S. SENATE, WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 2015   THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION: AN ASSESSMENT AFTER 35 YEARS   I wish to do two things. First, I will review the creation of the U.S. Department of Education,

Should All High School Graduates Go To College?

A short podcast published by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity located in Athens, Ohio. Exploring the pros and cons of attending school past high school graduation, this podcast debate is brought to you by CCAP staff members under the direction of Dr. Richard Vedder, Amanda Denhart, Samuel Kissinger, and Maxwell Pristic. Moderated by

Dr. Vedder Testifies before the United States Commission on Civil Rights

UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 29, 2015   Expanding College Access to Minorities: A Cautionary Note By Richard Vedder Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Ohio University   It is conventional wisdom that greater participation in higher education is necessary for socioeconomic advancement and the achievement of the American Dream.

Administrative Bloat: Remarks to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, Texas, January 7, 2015

Dr. Vedder spoke to the Texas Public Policy Foundation on January 7, 2015. The following are his remarks regarding administrative bloat.   REMARKS TO THE TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ORIENTATION CONFERENCE AUSTIN, TX, JANUARY 7, 2015   America’s prosperity results from the continual increase in labor productivity. The Labor Department tells us on

Website Updates

Dear Readers, It has been some time since this blog has had activity. Let me explain why. We are undergoing some renovations at CCAP and will be rolling out a new and improved website soon. Therefore we have discontinued posting new blogs to this website for the time being, and are posting to our contributor