A SPECIAL REPORT: HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE STATES
RECONSTRUCTING HIGHER EDUCATION
By Richard Lee Colvin and Forrest Hinton
Operating a public system of colleges and universities with less money may require a fundamental redesign.
DO FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS PASS THE TEST?
By Michelle Camacho Liu
The growing popularity and criticism of these universities has caught lawmakers’ attention.
TAKING THE STATE OUT OF STATE UNIVERSITIES
By Julie Davis Bell
Tight budgets have lawmakers considering options that could change the face of public universities.
POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
By Brenda Bautsch
States are looking for an economic boost by pushing for more college graduates.
Online: A Q and A with Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation for Education.
Online: Sandy Baum, an independent policy analyst for the College Board and senior fellow at the
George Washington University School of Education and Human Development, discusses for-profit higher education.
Online: Read a summary of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011.