The Democrats' positions on higher education center on what the administration has done.
The 2012 Election
Gathering in Charlotte attracts representatives from across academe, including two of tonight's speakers.
Newt Gingrich teaches Newt U. from GOP convention, and the classes are streamed online by KAPx, a new MOOC platform from Kaplan.
Higher education got plenty of notice in the GOP's presidential platform. Not so much at the convention, either from Republicans, students or protesters.
GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.
Romney's running mate is architect of a budget plan that would impose deep cuts on research and financial aid.
Advisers to the president and his Republican challenger debate student loans, Pell Grants and regulation at a financial aid conference.
Backlash to "college for all" heats up, again, thanks to the recession and presidential election. The counter-narrative sells in the media, and could hurt public funding of colleges.
In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has targeted employee unions. But UW-Madison’s graduate student association chose not to endorse his opponent.