The States and Their Higher Ed Policy Shortcomings
February 28, 2014

States' failures to use their money strategically; align their educational offerings to students' needs; and help students move from K-12 to higher education combine to limit their ability to close higher education and attainment gaps and produce more educated work forces at a time of great need, a new report asserts.

The report from the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education examines the higher education policies and outcomes in five representative states -- Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Texas and Washington -- and offers recommendations to state leaders, including focusing more attention on socioeconomic equity and better aligning their policies to desired outcomes.

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