Federal education meddling, especially since the advent of the Department of Education, has been of questionable value at best, and a high‐dollar, bureaucratic failure at worst. On its 40th birthday, it is time to start making things right.
Blanket student loan forgiveness that will fall on the backs of taxpayers is terrible education policy that should scare us a lot. Such policy coupled with presidential usurpation of power is awful, unconstitutional governance that should scare us much, much more.
Yesterday, the Democratic majority released the College Affordability Act and it delivers pretty much what we’ve seen established since about 1969: A general conviction that what higher ed mainly needs is more government money and no openly for‐profit schools.