Sen. Tom Cotton and Oren Cass discuss the future of conservative economics and the importance of workforce development.
On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold are joined by Jonathan Berry to discuss a proposal to ban bachelor’s degree requirements in hiring.
Prohibit employers from making a bachelor’s degree a job requirement
On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold discuss how we should finance higher education in the U.S.
Place higher education’s risks on institutions, not students
Make student debt dischargeable in bankruptcy instead of canceling loans
After decades of intensive effort and investment to create an equitable education system, not least for girls and women, the nation finds itself with a peculiar predicament: It is boys who are falling behind furthest and fastest.
The question of who would pursue non-college pathways, if they were offered, is one that has bedeviled education reform debates for decades.
American Compass research director Wells King argues for building real alternatives to the “college-for-all” education pipeline in the wake of Biden’s misguided student loan forgiveness.
On the inaugural episode of Policy in Brief, American Compass executive director Oren Cass is joined by policy director Chris Griswold to discuss the Workforce Training Grant, a proposal to create a meaningful alternative pathway to college.
The problem that the American Workforce Act aims to solve is simple, but deadly serious: In American education, all roads lead to college.
Congress should create a Workforce Training Grant—a $10,000-per-year grant to employers for each trainee engaged in on-the-job training.
America has turned higher ed into a lavishly expensive sacred cow, and now we’re all footing the bill. Let’s make college debt boring again, argues Oren Cass.
Oren Cass joins Paul Ollinger for a discussion of student debt, “college-for-all,” and how to rethink our approach to education in the U.S.
American Compass’s Oren Cass and Wells King discuss the reality that most young Americans miss out on commencement.
In the popular imagination, young Americans leave home to attend college, where they earn degrees that launch them into careers. The actual experience is radically different.
For noncollege pathways to be viable, policymakers must reduce employers’ needless demand for college degrees.
To capitalize on bipartisan support, federal apprenticeship programs must be rescued from sclerosis.
With loans dischargeable in bankruptcy, with subsidies limited to a straightforward grant, and with providers responsible for financing the investments they promise to facilitate, the white-washed “ivory towers” would lose much of their magical allure.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to partner with industry and credential the workforce.