ERIC Number: ED126799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Overviews of Issues in Higher Education: Declining Test Scores, Collective Bargaining, and State Planning.
Educational Policy Research Center for Higher Education and Society, Washington, DC.
Three current concerns of planners of postsecondary education are reviewed. Declining test scores are attributed to an effort of high schools to "cool off" prospective enrollees from enrolling in college by discouraging them from taking academically demanding programs, and impacts, especially on prestige schools, which will tend to attract an increasingly socially homogeneous and intellectually heterogeneous group of students. A status report on collective bargaining indicates that collective bargaining will be more common in the public than the private sector; will affect the ability of public institutions to recruit and promote research; and will ultimately make it more difficult for state legislatures to divert aid to private schools. The organization of state higher education planning commissions is analyzed in terms of the effect of the structure on developments in postsecondary education. (JMF)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Collective Bargaining, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Planning Commissions, Private Colleges, Public Schools, Research, Students, Teacher Militancy, Unions
Joseph Froomkin Inc., 1015 Eighteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Research Center for Higher Education and Society, Washington, DC.