Document Number: 7504How Parents and the Public Look at Higher Education Today - As a new generation of students approach college, new pressures color public attitude on higher education. This report provides insight into how the American public perceives higher education. The report shows a mixed response. Respondents stressed the importance and existing quality of higher education while also voicing uneasiness over the rising costs. Despite the financial concerns, most parents reported that they will “find a way” to afford college, and particularly in minority families, they reported a lack of college opportunity. From a leadership perspective, the report explains that while broad support for reform exists, policy makers are without a consensus on the course of that reform. (John Immerwahr, Paul Gasbarra, Jean Johnson, Amber Ott and Jonathan Rochkind, The Public Agenda for the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, May 2007)...
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