Here’s the link from today’s NY Times on-line. So what’s my take? Well, for one, I’m very proud to work at a very affordable public university. But I do recognize that in the current economic environment, colleges have to raise tuition (and this is particularly true for public institutions) if they want to continue to deliver a quality product (and avoid, to use Fish’s term, academic malpractice).
But there’s a larger issue–the competitiveness of US institutions of higher education is a key national security asset of this country. We need to recognize that, especially as we go through the process of seriously discussing what government should do.