Higher education is a multi-billion-dollar industry that employs hundreds of thousands of administrators, professors, and other professionals across the country. It affects our national, state, and local political scenes. And, of course, it receives significant taxpayer subsidization. An industry so far-reaching and so well-funded and so connected to government is bound to have its problems – and higher education certainly has no shortage of those. Rising tuition, politicization, assaults on free speech, administrative bloat, and credential inflation, to name a few problems, are now on the minds of not just policy analysts, but also students, parents, and employers. Fortunately, we the people don’t have to wait on politicians and higher education leaders to make changes. In today’s Pope Center feature, Jenna A. Robinson explains how members of the public can help to improve colleges and universities.
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