Letting the Higher Ed Crisis Go to Waste

Aug 09, 2012 |  George Leef

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Letting the Higher Ed Crisis Go to Waste

Aug 09, 2012 | 

George Leef

We can thank Rahm Emanuel for one thing -- his famous line that we should "never let a crisis go to waste." In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Bruce Thornton of Fresno State writes that California generally and his university in particular have allowed their crisis to go to waste. The shrinking budgets and enrollment numbers could have been the occasion for a redirection -- raising standards and trying to regain focus on the core mission of higher education. No such luck.

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