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Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education

by William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson,
The Huffington Post, May 12, 2016

Since World War II, higher education has been celebrated as an “engine of opportunity” in the United States - and our nation’s colleges and universities have been the envy of the world. More recently, however, critics have proclaimed that American higher education is in crisis. They cite the rising costs of a college education, the failure of graduates to get good jobs, and the pervasiveness of “political correctness” on campuses.


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