Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Study on Higher Education

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings yesterday released a report from the Commission on the Future of Higher Education. "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education" examines the higher education system from cost to effectiveness. The abilities of college graduates in prose and document literacy, according to a graph on page 13 (23 on the PDF), has actually fallen between 1992 and 2003. Secretary Spellings remarks discuss some of the improvements that she is recommending from increased financial aid to outcomes testing for college graduates. For a link to all the resources mentioned here along with a fact sheet and audio clips, check out the press release.

For more resources on education, check out the library's subject guide.

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