If We Want Public Colleges to Be Affordable, a Federal-State Partnership Is Key
As we head into a contentious presidential election season, most of the dialogue we’ve heard from candidates regarding higher education has focused on the concept of free college. While I understand the sensationalism that comes along with the word “free,” it is a shame that the public has heard very little about the key element behind providing free higher education or even just maintaining affordable options: a federal-state partnership to incentivize continued or enhanced state investment in public colleges and universities.
Originally published: August 10, 2016
Author: F. King Alexander
Institution: Louisiana State University
Published by: The Washington Post