ERIC Number: ED098864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
American Higher Education: Problems, Prospects, and Proposals.
Bailey, Stephen K.
Four areas of concern to American higher education are discussed: (1) The impact of the federal government on our national capacity to deliver educational services. (2) The unfinished agenda of higher education responsibilities. (3) Uneven capacities and performances of our 50 states that must be taken into account in devising federal policy in higher education. (4) Effective use of resources in current anti-inflation/recession programs. Several conclusions based on an analysis of the above concerns are presented: (1) That the erosion of the federal share of total higher education revenues must be reversed both as a short-run economic expedient and as a long-run commitment to imperative social values; (2) That significantly more federal matching funds should be made available to the states on a formula basis that recognizes individual state needs and efforts, to reduce inequities among the states in the availability of access to postsecondary education for students from all ethnic and age groups; (3) That for each federally assisted student, an appropriate cost of education allowance should be paid to the institution attended, and (4) That two kinds of federal graduate fellowships are needed--specially targeted fellowships to help minorities and women and merit fellowships designed to identify, honor, and support the best brains in the nation. (MJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Policy Analysis Service.
Note: Presented to a meeting presided over by the Assistant Secretary for Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, November 5, 1974