June 18, 2018

Jay Richards, assistant research professor, published an op-ed in the Washington Times on the effect technology is having on higher education.


Marylhurst College, a 125-year-old private school in Oregon, announced this month that it will close its doors at the end of 2018. In The Human Advantage, I predict that in the coming years many more will follow.

Why? First, our current system costs way too much. The price tag (adjusted for inflation) has more than tripled in the last thirty years. Student debt is now $1.3 trillion dollars.

Second, the quality of scholarship is declining. Ninety-eight percent of research published in humanities journals is not cited even once in the relevant literature. Meanwhile, more and more students are taught by underpaid adjunct instructors so that this research can be conducted. ...

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