• Higher Levels of Education Now Required for Many Jobs

    Further proving the importance of continuing one's education beyond high school are the findings of a 2010 report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which revealed that by 2018, 23% of the workforce will be required to hold a bachelor's degree.

  • Ph.D.'s From Top Political-Science Programs Dominate Hiring, Research Finds

    For Ph.D. students in political science who have complained that graduates of top-ranked programs get all the job offers, new research on hiring practices in the field won't make them feel any better.

  • Fiscal SWAT Team to the Rescue with New Debt Plan

    Former Republican Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete V. Domenici and former Clinton administration Budget Director Alice Rivlin, co-chairs of a Bipartisan Policy Center debt reduction task force, issued a 2.0 version of their plan that attempts to thread the needle between what they say is the short-term need for more economic stimulus and concern for slowing the growth of the $16.2 trillion national debt.

  • Which Degrees Offer the Best Return on Investment?

    With the average cost of a bachelor's degree now running about $68,500 at State U. and $154,300 at a private college, one might well wonder if the investment is worthwhile. In short, it is. But the return very much depends on your major.

  • Why sane bargaining looks strange

    An entirely new political narrative is taking shape before our eyes, yet many in Washington are still stuck in the old one.

  • More Detours Needed on Path to College

    Rather than view additional pathways to their institutions as new competitors, colleges should see them as ways to improve their own completion rates, expand educational opportunities to more students and provide the American economy with the skilled work force of tomorrow.

  • Susan Rice and double standards

    Does gender — or the supercharged combination of gender and race — play a role in the preemptive strikes on not-yet-secretary of state nominee Susan Rice?

  • 1 Terrifying Graph About the Value of College (and 1 to Calm You Down)

    America's growing student debt burden is due to price hikes, sure, but it's also the result of increased costs of living and the fact that more and more students are heading to campus. And ultimately, we're not yet at the point where those with the ability to graduate are really being priced out of an education. The trick is making sure we don't get there.

  • Democrats could use their own Grover Norquist

    The fiscal cliff creates an enormous opportunity to end an era in which it was never, ever permissible to raise taxes. In the pre-Grover days, conservatives believed passionately in pay-as-you-go government. A tough stand by progressives will make it easier for conservatives to return to the path of fiscal responsibility.

  • In a Divided City, Rivlin Strives to Find Common Ground

    If there is anyone who can bridge the gap between the two parties on overhauling entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, it may be economist Alice M. Rivlin.