report card grades each state on its performance in higher education. The report card also provides national highlights,
comprehensive profiles of each state and brief states-at-a-glance comparisons. Single copies are available for $25.00 by
calling 888-269-3652. Discounts are available for larger orders.
Expectations: How the Public and
Parents -- White, African American and Hispanic -- View Higher Education
May 2000 (00-2)
John Immerwahr with Tony Foleno
This report by Public Agenda finds that Americans overwhelmingly see
higher education as essential for economic mobility; parents overwhelmingly believe
that their children must go to college; and African American and Hispanic parents
value higher education even more than white parents do. The report is based on the
most extensive survey ever conducted on public views about higher education.
The National Center is developing a state-by-state report card that
compares and evaluates each state's performance in higher education. The goal of
the report card is to stimulate the creation of state policies that enhance opportunity
and achievement in higher education.
Policy Alert is a new publication series that summarizes important
policy findings affecting the future of higher education. This February issue represents
a shorter version of the National Center report State Spending for Higher Education
in the Next Decade by Harold Hovey on the fiscal outlook for the states.