KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

Should Stanford's Endowment Be Taxed?

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

As state schools buckle under swelling class sizes and shrinking budgets, Harvard University’s endowment reached $36.4 billion in 2014. Stanford’s is $21.4 billion. Both are untaxed. A recent report makes the case that not taxing the large endowments of private universities essentially amounts to public subsidies for private institutions. We’ll discuss whether the current system of tax breaks benefits a small elite or helps private — but non-profit — universities foster academic excellence.


Jordan Weissman, senior business and economic correspondent, Slate; author of recent article "Is It Time to Tax Harvard's Endowment?"

Jorge Klor de Alva, president, Nexus Research and Policy Center; co-author of "Rich Schools, Poor Students: Tapping Large University Endowments to Improve Student Outcomes"

Charles Skorina, managing partner, Charles Skorina and Company


lower waypoint
next waypoint
U.S. to Impose Major New Sanctions on Russia After Death of Alexei NavalnyWhen a Friendship, Not a Romantic Partner, is the Center of Your WorldElectronic Music Composer Suzanne Ciani Celebrates Groundbreaking CareerBumpy Financial Aid Rollout Worrying Students, Colleges'Why We Remember' with Neuroscientist Dr. Charan RanganathWhat’s Driving Brazen Retail Theft and What Should We Do About It?U.S. Military Struggles to Fill Its RanksThe Future of Wine At Center of Napa County Supervisors ElectionForum From the Archives: Brutality of Philippines’ War on Drugs Laid Bare in ‘Some People Need Killing’Forum From the Archives: Doing Democracy: Jennifer Pahlka on How to 'Recode America'