Charles E. Finn Jr.

Chester E. Finn, Jr was an assistant secretary for research and improvement in the Department of Education. The views expressed here are his own. 

Robin Hood on Campus


If you are a parent chilled by accounts of the soaring costs of higher education, particularly at the nation’s private colleges and universities, there is both good news and bad. The pleasant first: most students do not pay the posted price. Instead they receive subsidies and discounts from various sources—Uncle Sam, the state, the institution […]

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