ERIC Number: ED559363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Reference Count: 49
The Future of Higher Education in California: Problems and Solutions Forgetting in and Getting through
Tierney, William G.; Rodriguez, Bryan A.
Pullias Center for Higher Education
The value of education has rarely been disputed in the United States. The importance of education has been so critical to the country's well-being that elementary and secondary education has been a free public good and postsecondary education has been heavily subsidized through grants to public institutions and to students. In this report, the authors discuss the problems that exist if California is going to meet its economic and civic demands. Too many students drop out of high school and too few go on to college. Too few transfer from community college and too many do not finish at either a community college or four-year institution. Too many are unprepared for college and not enough benefit from remedial classes once in college. Not enough are prepared for the workforce whether they graduate from high school or college. They then put forward two types of reforms that help to resolve the issues that have been outlined: (1) Major System Reforms; and (2) Modest Reforms.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Change, Educational Trends, Graduation Rate, College Bound Students, College Readiness, Remedial Instruction, Dropouts, Academic Persistence, Two Year Colleges, Community Colleges, Grade 9, High School Graduates, Incidence, Access to Education
Pullias Center for Higher Education. University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, Waite Phillips Hall Room 701, 3470 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Tel: 213-740-7218; Fax: 213-740-3889; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://pullias.usc.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Two Year Colleges; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Pullias Center for Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: California