An extremely cursory look at higher ed over the past eighty years

Going to college used to be something that few people did. In 1940, only 4.6% of Americans had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher. In 2017, that number was 33.4%. Another ten percent of Americans had completed a two-year associate degree, meaning that about nine out every twenty Americans had at least a two-year college […]


Has there been a more disruptive year in modern history? 2020 is certainly setting some records in that sense. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and political polarization, we don’t seem to be able to work together on anything. Add climate change, as evidenced by the orange skies in northern California today from massive fires, and our […]