Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization

Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization

William Zumeta, David W. Breneman, Patrick M. Callan, and Joni E. Finney, foreword by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.
cloth, 272 Pages
Pub. Date: February 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-126-0
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This ambitious book grows out of the realization that a convergence of economic, demographic, and political forces in the early twenty-first century requires a fundamental reexamination of the financing of American higher education.

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Complacency about the strength of higher education greatly threatens future prosperity and the quality of life in the United States. Financing American Higher Education identifies the principal challenge of broadly increasing educational attainment, and it offers a clear and encyclopedic view of the policies and practices that must change to meet it. Political and educational leaders of the 21st century need to read this book. — Paul E. Lingenfelter, president, State Higher Education Executive Officers

The U.S. higher education financing system faces serious challenges. This very readable book looks clearly at these challenges, and it is packed with data and a deep understanding of the history of higher education in America. The authors’ agenda for change deserves serious consideration by anyone interested in the future of higher education. — Robert Archibald, chancellor professor of economics, College of William and Mary

American higher education faces an accountability revolution driven by cost, competition, technology, and globalization. Financing American Higher Education presents the historical context, the current policy challenges, and a future agenda for this vital sector of the American economy. If you care about how our nation invests in our future human capital, you will find this book indispensable. — Charles Kolb, president, Committee for Economic Development

Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization is an outstanding and timely contribution to the literature on higher education finance... Zumeta and his colleagues have provided an outstanding and timely book that should be widely and carefully read by scholars, students, and policy makers alike. — D. Bruce Johnstone, The Journal of Higher Education

This book is a tool that scholars and leaders alike can embrace as a resource for future debate. — Brandy D. Smith, The Review of Higher Education

Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization is a sage and much recommended pick for community and library educational studies collections. — Midwest Book Review

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About the Authors

William Zumeta is a professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and the College of Education at the University of Washington and a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

David W. Breneman is university professor, Newton and Rita Meyers Professor in Economics of Education, and former dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

Patrick M. Callan
is president of the Higher Education Policy Institute.

Joni E. Finney is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and vice president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.


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