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Bitar, Jinann – Liberal Education, 2020
Higher education is a critical tool for social mobility, but today, students and their families face significant challenges. It is against this backdrop that the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) convened the Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes. This group has identified several areas of federal policy ripe for reform that…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Paying for College, Political Attitudes
Kanter, Martha; Venkatesan, Anjana – Liberal Education, 2020
Every student should have the opportunity to attain an affordable quality college education, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, geography, or background, but rising college costs have placed higher education out of reach for too many of today's students and burdened others with often insurmountable amounts of debt. One solution to this problem…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Barriers, Tuition
Botstein, Leon – Liberal Education, 2018
Few subjects have suffered as much as the liberal arts from the power of stale rhetoric, hollow appeals to tradition, and journalistic misrepresentation. Leon Botstein, begins this article by saying that together, these three factors have generated and legitimated public skepticism about the liberal arts. A liberal arts education (which is rarely…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Misconceptions
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Spellman, Bill – Liberal Education, 2010
The history of post-secondary education in America since World War II has been in many ways a success story, with greater student access a signature feature of the many changes witnessed on campuses large and small. Much work remains to be done in the area of access and affordability, especially in the financial aid system and in standardized…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Public Sector, Liberal Arts, Higher Education
Sacks, Peter – Liberal Education, 2009
When Americans talk about access to a college education, they tend to narrow the acceptable boundaries of the conversation. They ask why the cost of college has gotten so out of control compared to the costs of other goods and services, and they sometimes talk about the closely related subject of financial aid. But very rarely do Americans discuss…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Enrollment, Community Colleges
Gaston, Paul L. – Liberal Education, 2004
With the Presidential Election now just months away,there is one college that enjoys the unwavering commitment of the Congress. Its name: Electoral. Still, as political affairs have claimed a steadily increasing share of attention on the Hill, another crucial issue has received attention, the eighth reauthorization of the Higher Education Act…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, Federal Aid, Educational Policy
Gaines, Francis P. – Liberal Education, 2004
Since the GI Bill radically changed U.S. higher education, the question arose as to whether (then) American Association of Colleges, AAC was involved in the planning and implementation of the GI Bill that brought service men and women to college and university campuses. The answer is that the Association was deeply involved, if one looks at the…
Descriptors: Military Training, Veterans Education, Educational Legislation, Veterans