Charles Mitchell: The False Choice of More Public Money vs. Higher Tuition





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Uploaded on Mar 29, 2011

Charles Mitchell, Vice President of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Foundation, talks with Andy Nash about the political battles over state funding of higher education and the questionable claim that lowering public subsidies makes higher tuition inevitable.

1:50 - Penn State's budget burden is comparatively small (30 sec)
2:45 - Data shows that subsidies don't keep tuition low (30 sec)
3:21 - No fat? There's one employee for every two students (1 min)
5:34 - Higher ed has taken a back seat to K-12 (1 min)
7:50 - PSU's Strategic Plan reveals budget duplicity (30 sec)
9:02 - Core curriculum too narrow for real education (2 min)
13:15 - This is not financial theory. Budgets are broke today. (1 min)
15:15 - False choice: "taxpayers lose" v. "taxpayers lose" (30 sec)
16:00 - Colleges, like families, should tighten their belts (1 min)
17:25 - The governor has started long overdue conservation (30 sec)

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