Contains the keyword Public universities and colleges--United States
"Public No More examines the quickly changing environment within higher education, including the permanent decline in state support for public universities."
"Given rising pressure on state budgets, public higher education must learn to do more with less. Crossing the Finish Line illuminates anachronistic practices, such as an overreliance on test scores in admissions, continuing tuition subsidies to higher income families, and an underemphasis on degree completion. For the nation's economic future and the dreams of tomorrow's college aspirants, we must fundamentally rethink the function, pricing, and operation of public colleges." -- Thomas J. Kane, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"In an era of scarce resources and competitive strategies, this timely volume on privatization illuminates one of the most significant trends reshaping public higher education. Assembled here is a thoughtful and well-crafted collection of essays by prominent scholars who draw from a range of academic fields. They elucidate the major dimensions of privatization, beyond shifts in market mechanisms to fundamental questions about state policy objectives, academic governance, and campus missions. This book is a welcome contribution to the study of higher education." -- Patricia J. Gumport, Stanford University
"Christopher Newfield argues that the financial and political crises of public universities are not the result of economic downturns or of ultimately valuable restructuring, but of a conservative campaign to end public education‚ democratizing influence on American society."