How to Save Higher Education
Photo: Nick Sirotich
Kevin Carey, Washington Monthly
Many of the calamities facing higher education today can and should be mitigated in the short run by a sufficiently large federal rescue package. But even that will leave the system significantly worse than it was pre-pandemic: diminished, sclerotic, and vulnerable to the next unforeseen disaster. A fundamentally different policy architecture is needed for American higher education, and the best time to build it is now.
This essay describes how that plan might work.