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Is the idea of higher education as a public good dead?

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( Find out more here: http://wp.me/pTIwx-1tS ) As higher education has evolved in the United States, views towards higher education have begun to shift towards the view that it is a private good. As a result, many states are in the process of “defunding” higher education by eliminating direct subsidies to institutions, resulting in higher tuition costs. In many cases, this reduction in direct subsidies is being replaced with aid directly to students, but need-based aid is not increasing at same rate as tuition increases. Additionally, many states are shifting away from need-based aid towards more merit-based aid.

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Is the idea of higher education as a public good dead?

  1. Is the IDEA of Higher Education as a PUBLIC GOOD DEAD?
  2. Higher Education used to be part of the social contract.
  3. state systems Our great of Higher Education were built post-WWII and into the 1960s
  4. BUT SOMETHING CHANGED…
  5. Higher Education came to be viewed as a PRIVATE GOOD as opposed to a PUBLIC GOOD
  6. We stopped supporting higher education for all… cutting support and raising tuition at STATE colleges and universities.
  7. shifting to private LOANS and DEBT
  8. Higher Education has many private benefits…
  9. Higher Education has many private benefits…
  10. BUT
  11. Higher Education also has many public benefits…
  12. Higher Education also has many public benefits…
  13. In reality it is both.
  14. Who wins and who loses in this tug of war?
  15. is it time for a REVOLUTION?
  16. Paul Gordon Brown @paulgordonbrown www.paulgordonbrown.com paulgordonbrown@gmail.com
  17. All data and charts come from…

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