It’s Better in Texas
California and Texas don’t see eye to eye on a lot of issues. Elected officials in the two states often express opposing views on economic development, taxes, climate change, social equity, gun control and more.
But there is at least one issue affecting the economic growth aspirations of both states where California would be wise to look to Texas and, frankly, to follow its lead: public higher education funding and its associated investment model.
Originally published: May 16, 2022
Author: Adela de la Torre
Institution: San Diego State University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed