“Why can’t we just do what they do in Europe?”

Anyone who has spent time discussing college in the United States has probably heard this sentiment before, or thought it themself. Well, the US could move toward a Scandinavian model, or a South Korean model for that matter, but it would come with trade-offs. Jason Delisle and Preston Cooper explore these trade-offs in their new report, “International higher education rankings: Why no country’s higher education system can be the best.”

We ask them how the US stacks up on three different metrics — attainment, subsidies provided, and resources available — and talk about the trade-offs associated with each. Then, after the interview, we discuss his recent essay in The National Interest on the ongoing developments in Kashmir and react to calls for Max’s resignation.

Jason D. Delisle is a resident fellow in Education Policy Studies at AEI, where he works on higher education financing with an emphasis on student loan programs. Preston Cooper is a graduate student at George Mason University and a former research analyst at AEI.

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