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Document Number: 6023

Bridging Troubled Waters: Competition, Cooperation and the Public Good in Independent and Higher Education - Budget cuts, tuition hikes and the distribution of financial aid are changing the nature of higher education in the states. In some cases, public institutions have started to act like private ones by raising private funds or contracting with state governments to provide selected services. How can higher education continue to serve the public good in a market-driven policy environment? This policy brief attempts to answer that question by examining recent postsecondary trends, including the privatization of public higher education and the growing competition between institutions of higher learning. (American Council on Education, 2005)...

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