Thursday, January 17, 2013

On Gov. Brown: Nothing engaged him more in our talk than breaking the cycle of higher costs and rising tuition in the state’s public colleges and universities. The model for higher education is “totally broken,” he said.

"Nothing engaged him more in our talk than breaking the cycle of higher costs and rising tuition in the state’s public colleges and universities. The model for higher education is “totally broken,” he said. “It requires unending, escalating borrowing from the students. So I’m going to engage the faculty and administrators on examining other ways of having a great university without making the students the default financiers.” In his latest budget proposal, Brown gave public colleges and universities less funding than they requested, and he demanded that they freeze tuition increases, improve graduation rates, and expand online instruction."
From Ron Brownstein in National Journal: Iconoclastic Jerry Brown Goes Back to Square One--The California governor is once again preaching an “era of limits” to an ascendant Democratic Party.

Ohio Gov Kasich and Texas Gov Join In On Brown Enthusiasm For Udacity

and, yes, National Journal also has this on a former Lab Director: The Education of Steven Chu Nobel Physicist Was Brought In To Transform Energy Economy But Faced Political Battles



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