ERIC Number: ED061905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Public- Private Competition in Higher Education. Emerging Education Policy Issues in Law.
Sandow, Stuart A.
This document is the fourth in a series of studies designed to examine the legal aspects of various potential educational problems in our society. This particular study deals with the case of a private university in New York State that sues the State University of New York for exceeding its statutory authority. The private school accuses SUNY, in particular, of developing programs that already were offered at the private institution, thus attracting students away from the private school, wasting state funds on duplicated programs, and adding to the financial burden of the private school. Ninety percent of the attorneys surveyed were of the opinion that such a case could appear in the courts within 5 years; 95% believed that private colleges are a must for our society; and 80% see the event as reported as being threatening to society. Some of the implications that such an event might have for the future of higher education are: (1) the State would subsidize the private educational institutions; (2) a collectivist curriculum would develop in which the public institutions would be allowed to offer only what the private institutions do not; and (3) the expansion of a universal higher education system would be hampered. (HS)
Descriptors: College Choice, Curriculum, Higher Education, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Private Colleges
Educational Policy Research Center, Syracuse University Research Corp., 1206 Harrison Street, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
Note: number four in a series