April 6, 2015 Last Updated 2:54 pm

NYT takes it on the chin for weak SundayReview column on the cost of higher education

The New York Times came under consider criticism for its SundayReview guest article on the cost of higher education: The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much, penned by Paul F. Campos, a law professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Slate calls it “one of the worst explanations you’ll ever read”, while Inside Higher Ed says “it’s a mess.” Both responses point to the same issue, having competent journalists on staff who can handle a complicated subject.

The cost of higher education certainly is an issue many Americans are concerned about and want better information. The NYT’s effort was certainly weak.

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