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The spiraling cost of education, the spread of technology, and the competitive nature of the job market have changed the very notion of what education should be and who should pay for it.

This chapter proposes a series of practical reforms, designed to work within the existing structure of higher education. The underlying assumption is that higher education in Connecticut is best served by allowing the natural forces of the market to determine the direction of growth and development. Minimal government interference will mean the greatest amount of choice and the highest quality of education for students in the state.


Oiginally published:

Michels, Steven. "The Challenge of Higher Education." Public Policy in Connecticut, Ed. by Gary L. Rose. Fairfield CT: Sacred Heart University Press, 2005.