Anyone who is unaware that we face a massive problem involving college student debt, contact Earth at your first convenience. The troubling facts are almost universally known: After tripling in 10 years, this debt totals more than $1.3 trillion, which is more than the debt for credit cards, auto...
Mitch Daniels did a big pitch for making student loans more complex and more profitable for the financial industry in a Washington Post column today. The basic story is that he is pushing "income-share agreements" where students contract...Show More Summary
Next door in Indiana, Mike Pence and Mitch Daniels and their major cuts to education have had a nasty secondary effect: since Republicans have demonized schoolteachers as greedy, evil union thugs for years now, the Hoosier State can’t find enough qualified applicants to fill needed teaching positions. Show More Summary
As prelude, let’s start with this model by Mark Weber: Anyway, Frank Bruni had an op-ed piece in which he wrote the following (boldface mine): Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, didn’t wholly disagree. I approached him because he … Continue reading ?
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels thinks that there’s something wrong with with college sports, and that the NCAA and its member institutions better fix the current system before the courts or Congress fix it for them. “I’m still...Show More Summary
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence Leading Off: • IN-Gov: Well, this would be fascinating. Bill Oesterle, a Republican who managed Mitch Daniels' first campaign for governor in 2004, just stepped down as CEO of the review website Angie's List—and he says he may primary the guy who succeeded Daniels, Gov. Show More Summary
Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana. Image:...Show More Summary
This State of Manufacturing blog is authored by Purdue University President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. To learn moreRead the Rest...
Wall Street Journal op-ed: How Student Debt Harms the Economy, by Mitch Daniels (President, Purdue University): To the growing catalog of damage caused by the decades-long run-up in the cost of higher education, we may have to add another casualty. On top of the harm high tuition and other charges...
George Will once noted that if Mitch Daniels, the accomplished and mild-mannered man who was then the Governor if Indiana, decided to run for president, he would have the charisma of competence. I often think about that expression. So many political candidates opt for the charisma and seem to assume that the competence part can be farmed out. Show More Summary
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Belt Tightening 101: Mitch Daniels has helped Purdue keep costs down for students. Prior to his arrival in 2012, tuition at Purdue had gone up every year for 36 years, with annual hikes averaging close to 6 percent in the previous decade. Daniels has frozen tuition for three straight years and […]
Watch this panel featuring Michelle Rhee, Mitch Daniels, and Richard D. Kahlenberg from yesterday's NYT Schools For Tomorrow. It's titled "Getting To College-Ready" and the Twitter hashtag was #NYTsft
Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should "call a truce on the so-called social issues." Americans do not want a leader who is unable or unwilling to articulate and lead on important social issues.
Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should “call a truce on the so-called social issues.” Americans...Show More Summary
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: How Mitch Daniels’ Purdue Is Reinventing The American University.