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Public Catching On At Last?

Patrick M. Callan says that the public’s willingness to endlessly spend more on higher education is breaking down. His organization, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and Public Agenda, shows that the public is concerned about what higher education institutions are doing with their money. Most Americans (83-percent) think that today’s colleges should be doing a much better job of keeping costs down, and more than two out of three (68-percent) believe that colleges and universities could cut costs without damaging the quality of the institutions. (Inside Higher Ed


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