On Point with Tom Ashbrook Interview – Fixing America’s Universities

Rising costs. Unfair admissions. Threats to academic freedom. The future of the American university.
In this March 8, 2015 file photo, the campus of Michigan State University awakens to a spring floral blossom. MSU is listed one of the nation’s top research universities.

Who’s happy with America’s colleges and universities? Between the byzantine admissions process — the jaw-dropping prices for tuition and room and board — the creation of a cossetted class of tenured teachers and a sea of struggling adjuncts, you’ll hear plenty of complaints. At the same time most of the world’s top-rated schools are in the United States. One veteran professor has a prescription. This hour On Point, toward a more perfect university. Listen to the entire episode here.