Education: Survival Is Not Enough

For more than five years, blue-and-white-jacketed reports written or sponsored by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education have been emerging from its Berkeley, Calif., offices with the seeming regularity of Vegas coming off the line at Lordstown. Originally set up by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to examine the financing of higher education, the commission's task quickly broadened. Its 104 reports, running in size from a 978-page statistical survey to slim booklets of less than 40 pages, have probed such diverse facets as student dissent and dental education. Last week, with the publication of its final report, Priorities...

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