The Chronicle has up an informative piece asking a bunch of higher education experts about the goal of increasing college attendance rates.

The consensus, of course, is that more people should go to college, but:

Behind the rhetoric lies disagreement over a series of issues: which students are most likely to succeed in college; what kind of college they should attend; whether the individual or society benefits more from postsecondary education; and whether college is worth the high cost and likely long-term debt.

Oh, and I’m sure progressive higher ed types will be thrilled to see Charles Murray answering the questions.

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.