Are colleges and universities in the U.S. in danger of becoming obsolete? Some observers say so. Brandon Busteed, Gallup's Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development, weighs in with his take. Busteed offers insights for a new era in higher education, in which we could see significant numbers of colleges going out of business or merging in an effort to remain viable. Later, we discuss Americans' preferences for the gender of their boss and how those preferences have changed over time.
Top institutions have led an arms race of extensive new facilities, substantial growth in administrative staff, and an expansion of postgraduate degrees and programs -- with skyrocketing tuition. This is unsustainable.