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Daniel J. Hurley
Daniel J. Hurley is director of state relations and policy analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems.

Entries by Daniel J. Hurley

Stopping the Privatization of American Public Higher Education

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 5:37 PM

The American public higher education finance system is broken. States' disinvestment in higher education in recent decades has driven tuition prices ever higher, placing us at the precipice of a college affordability crisis. The federal government's investment in student aid is substantial, yet the productivity of these dollars is not...

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Resetting the Relationship Between States and Public Higher Education

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Many factors drive states' economies and are vital to ensuring future prosperity. No asset, however, is more powerful than that of a well-educated and highly-skilled workforce. Human talent trumps everything else: climate, culture, and yes, tax rates.

Public two- and four-year universities are the dominant engines that power the...

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Protecting the Firearms Firewall on America's College Campuses

(8) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 10:27 AM

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre -- one of the most horrific crimes ever committed in our nation's history -- lawmakers in many states, with plenty of support from the gun lobby, will seek to expand policies allowing for the possession of guns in public places.

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