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  • Originally published 10/19/2015

    Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

    Lawrence S. Wittner

    We need to remember that until fairly recently, the United States had a free or virtually free system of public higher education.

  • Originally published 05/15/2013

    At Universities, Too, the Rich Grow Richer

    Lawrence S. Wittner

    Ohio State University president E. Gordon Gee at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education in March 2013.Although many Americans believe their universities are places where administrators and faculty members coexist on a fairly equal basis, the reality is that this is far from the case.According to recent surveys by the Chronicle of Higher Education, thirty-five private university presidents and four public university presidents topped $1 million in total earnings during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.