Phi Beta Cons

Missive to New York’s New Governor

Writing in the New York Sun, I recently exhorted Gov. Eliot Spitzer to lead the state and the nation in restoring higher education. Citing my “Planning Document for Excellence in Higher Education” presented to the Manhattan Institute leadership in 2002, I urged him to prove himself a visionary by espousing academic and fiscal performance-based reforms at the State University of New York, the nation’s largest public higher education system – thus providing a model for reform at other systems.