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Re: Ridiculous WSJ Article


Let’s hope that the column was published because one of the authors is the former chairman of Dow Jones & Company, not because the Wall Street Journal endorses this position. Peter McPherson is now president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU, previously known as NASULGC). He and coauthor David Shulenburger want more federal money sending more students to college.

The program they espouse will have perverse results. It will boost tuition (due to the a cat-chasing-its-tail situation in higher ed) — and as George mentioned, it will create more unhappy drop-outs and produce additional college graduates delivering pizza.


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