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Letting the Higher-Ed Crisis Go to Waste



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We can thank Rahm Emanuel for one thing — his famous line “Never let a crisis go to waste.” In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Bruce Thornton of Fresno State argues that California generally and his university in particular have allowed their higher-education crisis to go to waste. Shrinking budgets and falling enrollments could have sparked a redirection of the university by raising standards and focusing on the core mission of higher education. No such luck.



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