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ERIC Number: EJ1081268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Advancing Humanity through Honors
Rao, Michael
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p167-169 Fall-Win 2015
In February of 1967, newly elected Governor Ronald Reagan delivered a speech about California's austere budget in which he chided the "intellectual luxury" of higher education as something that could lead to "economic ruin" if unchecked. "Taxpayers shouldn't be subsidizing intellectual curiosity," Gov. Reagan decreed. Thus began in California, and soon the rest of the nation, a historic conversation about the role of higher education: Do we exist to open minds to the world or open doors to a job?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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