Universities: Expensive, Expansive Equality

Concerned that U.S. colleges and universities may not be healthy enough to handle the challenges of the next dec ade, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education last week prescribed some preventive medicine. What is needed, said the commission, is nothing less than a $10 billion annual increase in federal spending, plus the creation of 550 new colleges. Without that expensive and expansive dose, the 14-man committee of educators and businessmen reported, the U.S. will fall far short of meeting a vital need for more and better higher education for more and more students of all income groups.

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