Letting the Higher-Ed Crisis Go to Waste

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.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...

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