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ERIC Number: ED536704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Postsecondary Education Spending Priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Policy Advisory to State Fiscal Policymakers
Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009, provides an unprecedented opportunity for states to use this significant infusion of one-time federal funds to protect access and quality while improving cost effectiveness and increasing degree productivity. While ARRA contains strong directives to promote improvements in K-12 education, no similar direction is given regarding funds for higher education. States and institutions will be under great pressure to spend ARRA resources to base budget gaps, thereby creating funding dependencies that cannot be sustained and missing the opportunity to invest in long-term improvements. It is essential for state policymakers and higher education leaders to recognize that: (1) ARRA is temporary; and (2) ARRA dictates funding levels, not how the funds are to be used. This paper offers guidance to state fiscal policymakers for making maximum use of this opportunity to protect access and success in higher education, and to better position institutions for the future.
Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability. Available from: Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-403-5410; e-mail: deltacost@air.org; Web site: http://www.deltacostproject.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009