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ERIC Number: ED114019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-28
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Financial Issues in Postsecondary Education: Shall We Take the Offensive?
Lawrence, Ben
Some financial issues in postsecondary education which, though more or less obscured by other concerns at present, may soon gain national attention. These issues are: our national policy of regarding postsecondary education as a discretionary spending item in either inflationary or recessionary times; the steady-state syndrome, a mind-set that leads to the dangerous assumption that funding levels should not change; the concept of entitlement, and the related issues of a lack of correspondence between federal student aid and state or regional plans; the demand that public institutions get rid of unviable or marginally efficient programs in combination with the high cost of phasing out or converting current programs; and the growing tendency for legislatures to link funding to productivity, quantitatively assessed. Along with these issues are some that seem to offer no offensive strategy: the emerging dominance of student aid as a delivery mechanism for financing postsecondary education; and the place of Voc/Tech and proprietary sectors on the funding picture of postsecondary education. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.