Phi Beta Cons

Will Any State Take Higher Ed Reform Seriously?

During the fat years, most of our higher-education system engorged itself on government and privately donated funds. Now that the party is over (at least for the time being), there is a need to cut back, and not merely with token gestures. (“We were looking for a vice-provost for Curricular Diversity, but let’s put that off for a while.”)

One state where there appears to be a serious effort at getting costs down is Tennessee, and my Pope Center colleague Jane Shaw writes about it here.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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