Dr. Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center discusses free speech on campus, institutional neutrality, and the policy progress that North Carolina has made on both of these issues. Dr. Kurtz gave this talk at our annual Summer Session luncheon, held on Friday, May 18 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Many Americans are concerned about the rise of tuition at colleges and universities. In 1987, U.S. Department of Education Secretary William J. Bennett posited a theory that large amounts of federal student aid drive up the cost of tuition. In the world of higher education, this became known as the “Bennett Hypothesis.”
Our report, “The Bennett Hypothesis Turns 30,” contains policy recommendations designed to curb the growth of university tuition and fees.