The Changing Agenda for American Higher Education
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Today, the issues on higher education’s agenda range from lowering costs and providing a job-ready education to recapturing a sense of public purpose that could help stem the tide of efforts to defund college education on the grounds that it only provides career preparation, which students should pay for themselves. This report takes you back 40 years to see what was on the agenda then. Conditions were different in 1976, but you may be surprised to see that today’s agenda was already taking shape.