Scholars push back against rising college costs
- During a Tuesday forum assembled by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, scholars argued against the idea that higher education can no longer be free or affordable.
- Three working papers written and presented by faculty members from the University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Francisco and Wright State University proposed several funding models to rein in the cost of higher education.
- The papers' authors pointed out the amount of student debt held by the public and the success of recent legislation aimed at increasing education funding in California as proof that change is necessary.
From the article:
Professors pushed back against what they called the "new normal" of higher education - namely that it can no longer be free or at least affordable - Tuesday during a forum organized by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education. "Times are changing; I think there's a broad, public consensus that the defunding of public higher education is a huge problem," said Stanton A. Glantz, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and vice president of the Council of University of California Faculty Associations, during the news telephone conference. ...
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