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The College Completion Imperative: Public Higher Ed Steps Up

Muriel Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Muriel Howard

Accountability is a hallmark of public higher education. In our commitment to student success, we will need more accurate and comprehensive measures of student progress--both as a yardstick for institutional improvement and to assure external accountability.

Higher Education and the Public Good

Muriel Howard | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Muriel Howard

In short, the societal benefits of higher education far outweigh the benefit to any individual, and investment in higher education is easily repaid to the nation many times over.

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

How Public Colleges Were Crowded Out, Beaten Up, And Failed To Fight Back

The Chronicle Of HIgher Education | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay. But somewhere along the line, ove...

Stopping the Privatization of American Public Higher Education

Daniel J. Hurley | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Daniel J. Hurley

AASCU proposes a federal matching program to stop the privatization of public higher education. Called the Federal-State College Affordability Partnership, it would leverage up to $15 billion in federal student aid dollars to incentivize states to invest in public higher education.

Public Colleges Are Still Suffering

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Public colleges in much of the country are in better financial health this year, but overall, appropriations are still 4 percent below where it they w...

A 2014 Challenge for the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Social scientists are living in increasingly challenging times. In states like North Carolina there is a politically driven movement to dump the "irrelevant" and "unproductive" social sciences and humanities into the academic dustbin. What can be done to salvage the liberal arts?

Three Sobering Questions Following the Maryland Higher Education Desegregation Decision

Dr. James T. Minor | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Dr. James T. Minor

Many higher education observers were applauding last week when the decision from a U.S. District Judge declared that the state of Maryland had failed in its obligation to eliminate traces of de jure segregation in its system of public higher education.

New California Law Could Shut Out Low-Income College Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

A controversial new law will allow some California community colleges to charge more for their most popular classes, outraging some students and publi...

Large Number Of College Students Need Remedial Classes

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 07.25.2013 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily rep...

Resetting the Relationship Between States and Public Higher Education

Daniel J. Hurley | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Daniel J. Hurley

At stake is our collective ability to maintain college affordability and to maximize the transformative effect that America's public colleges and universities have on individuals' lives and on the very economic and social fabric of our communities, states, and nation.

At Universities, Too, the Rich Grow Richer

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Although many Americans believe their universities are places where administrators and faculty members coexist on a fairly equal basis, the reality is that this is far from the case.

Warning: America's Education Edge Is Eroding

| Jon Marcus | Posted 03.06.2013 | College

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. The amount b...

Why Inequality Is Rising Under President Obama

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Last week, the economics firm A. Gary Shilling & Co. came out with a chart that Business Insider published on November 23rd, headlining "The Top 20% H...

Job Creators Don't Matter Without Job Doers and Student Loan Debt = Less Entrepreneurs

David Litwak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Litwak

Romney's continued lead on the subject of the economy even as he spouts nonsensical, nonspecific tax plans, says to me what they are doing isn't working.

New Reports Reveal Cause For Soaring Tuition

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2012 | College

More students are going to college than ever before, but states have continued to cut back on funding for public colleges, and that's leading to some ...

The 10 Cheapest Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.30.2012 | College

Everyone seems to be talking about the exorbitant cost of higher education lately. Over the past few years, states have made higher education a tar...

Public Higher Education: Too Big -- and Far Too Important -- to Fail

Gene D. Block | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Gene D. Block

Today we face a moment of decision. It is time for our leaders to show foresight and courage by recognizing that public higher education is simply too big -- and far too important -- to fail.

Students Footing More Of Bill For Public Higher Ed

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.16.2012 | College

The "public" component of public higher education is rapidly eroding, with public colleges now getting more than 43 percent of their revenues from stu...

Students Footing More Of Bill For Public Higher Ed

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.16.2012 | College

-- The "public" component of public higher education is rapidly eroding, with public colleges now getting more than 43 percent of their revenues from...

Tyler Kingkade

Students In California, New York Call For Millionaire's Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.05.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of students, union members and Occupy protesters are gathering Monday at the New York and California state capitols, calling for...

In California the Battle To Save Higher Education Continues

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

The budget constraints have led the CSU administration to put into overdrive its business model for higher education, to treat education like a "business," like a "product" that is "delivered" to a "customer."

California: Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

Scwharzenegger and the Republicans who control California's finances have concluded it's not even worth trying to compete with India and China anymore, as evidenced by the "restructuring" of the California State University system.