Now that election season is over, we can enjoy a well-deserved break from campaign ads and political mailers. But remember, casting a ballot is the beginning, not the end, of the democratic process. Remaining involved is key to keeping elected officials accountable, especially in matt ... Continue Reading →
Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would allow the state's public universities to start charging undergraduates different tuition rates depending on their major. Students would get discounts for studyin ... Continue Reading →
[T]here’s no reason to think this would help Florida economically. If the state wants to align higher education with the needs of business, it should take a look at surveys of employers, who indicate, year after year, that what they most want from college grads is "the ability to effe ... Continue Reading →
"The balance between people who are actually in the trenches and those who are overseeing that work has gotten grossly out of line," says Robert E. Martin, Emeritus Boles Professor of Economics at Centre College and an author of the study. "That imbalance is one of the primary reasons ... Continue Reading →
While the new heads of committees and the agenda for the 2013 session have yet to be determined, there are signs that next year’s education battles in the Florida Legislature will center around the state university system, as lawmakers debate how to raise much-needed funds and whether ... Continue Reading →
When we vote, nothing less than the future of higher education and American democracy are at stake. In terms of policy, we have radically different choices. ... We know that education does not exist in a vacuum. Now more than ever the fate of public education is tied to other policy d ... Continue Reading →
‘Academic capitalism’ is defined by Slaughter & Rhoades (2004), professors of higher education at the University of Georgia and University of Arizona, as "the involvement of colleges and faculty in market-like behaviors". As public investment in public higher education decreases, acad ... Continue Reading →
In just three years Florida’s higher education funding per student decreased by 40 percent, according to a new report by national public policy center Demos and the Florida-based Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP). The situation is only looking grimmer, with the ... Continue Reading →
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