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Higher Education Is Messy in California

Thai-Huy Nguyen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
Thai-Huy Nguyen

Unlike other states, California does not possess a higher education governing board that determines the state's goals, agenda and systematic strategy for improving educational attainment.

Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education?

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

For so long, we have looked to colleges and universities to achieve more equitable outcomes among their student populations, but we have forgotten that their ability to do so is limited by poor state leadership and policies.

State Senate Votes To End Legislative Scholarships

AP | SHANNON MCFARLAND | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate agreed Thursday to stop letting lawmakers hand out free college education to certain constituents, remov...

In Illinois, College Can Be A Legislative Favor

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Politicians love to talk about the importance of education. In Illinois, legislators go a step further and personally award schol...