ERIC Number: ED446624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Supporting the Public Benefits of Public Higher Education. Policy Statement.
This policy statement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities addresses the benefits of public higher education. Along with introductory and concluding sections, the statement addresses access, academic quality, research and public service, accountability, public financial support, and balanced governance. The statement asserts that shifting the historic balance between public support and individual tuition payments will lead to individual elitism and economic divisiveness, while continuing public support will encourage the greater breadth and quality of public higher education, greater accessibility, and continued expansion of research and public service activities. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Public Education, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Social Change, State Universities
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.