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ERIC Number: ED140769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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The Just Community at What Price--The Role of Government in Financing Education.
Lawrence, Ben
The maintenance of a system of higher education characterized by a diverse set of quality programs and centers of excellence is essential to the formation of an adequate supply of human capital in future generations. The demand for socialization in higher education is being voiced by a growing proportion of the American public. It is very easy enough to sound alarms and enumerate dangers, but how do we promote quality and diversity in higher education in an environment of resource constraints? First, we need to sharpen student incentive, perhaps by linking student financial aid to maintenance of high grade averages. Program quality might also be improved by taking seriously the complaints that our traditional notions of liberal education are not really relevant to present-day life. The first order of business is to resolve the question of equality of student access. The present patchwork assortment of federal student aid programs should be replaced by some more comprehensive financing scheme, one that will not sacrifice the requirements of any group to meet the needs of another. (Author/MSE)
Director of Publication Management, The College Board, 888 7th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10019
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Forum of the College Board (New York, October 1976)