richard vedder

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Jan 28, 2014

10:00 Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new "knowledge economy" as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio's job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we'll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed. Guests

Grading Ohio's College Graduation Rates

Apr 15, 2013

10:00 As part of his latest budget proposal, Governor Kasich promised to provide incentives for Ohio colleges with the highest graduation rates. Ohio State would see a $10 million increase; Bowling Green could face a $2.8 million cut. This hour of All Sides asks if degree completion is a mark of a university's quality, and if more degrees are the key to increasing our national standing.  Guests

When is Higher Education Necessary?

Jun 9, 2010

Discussion about the value of higher education, with Ohio University economics professor Richard Vedder and Center for American Progress director for post secondary education Louis Soares.