Stuart M. Butler, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, argues in this editorial that the system of going to college should resemble the process of hiring a contractor.


college-educationWith a bachelor’s degree now the must-have job credential, pressure is mounting to find ways to make college more affordable.

Most proposals to improve access for low-income students focus on tweaking the financial aid system.

But what’s required instead is a complete overhaul of what we mean by “college.” It’s time for an entirely different business model, not just to get the cost down but...

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