Archives: Richard Vedder

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new “knowledge economy” as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio’s job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we’ll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed

Grading Ohio’s College Graduation Rates

Governor Kasich’s last budget promised to provide incentoves for Ohio colleges with the highest graduation rates. Ohio State would see a $10 million increase; Bowling Green could face a $2.8 million cut. This hour of All Sides asks if the rates are mark of a university’s quality, and if more degrees are the key to increasing our national standing.

When is Higher Education Necessary?

The value of a college degree for the individual and society