Can Lessons From Abroad Help Solve The Crisis In U.S. Public Higher Education?
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Public universities in America are in crisis. A sector that once served to reduce inequality now operates in ways that tend to exacerbate it. Tuitions and student indebtedness are skyrocketing; administrators grab disproportionate salaries; and partisan gridlock has opened the door to for profit providers who waste public funds. As U.S. public universities head ever further down unsustainable paths, other countries may offer models for cost-effective higher education. In this context, the author draws some insights and analysis around the question can lessons from abroad help solve the crisis in U.S. public higher education?