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November 13th 2014:The Present & Future of Public Universities

While Public University Education in this country is in crisis, no one can agree on the problem much less a solution. Some governors and state legislatures utilize fee and/or tuition hikes to resolve issues while others want course offerings determined by a ROI analysis. Despite government's role in the future of public higher education, little if any research has been conducted to help understand how elected officials perceive the issue; at least until now. Dr. Matthew T. Lambert's "Privatization and the Public Good: Public Universities in the Balance" (Harvard Education Press, 2014) is perha

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Matthew T. Lambert

Vice president for university advancement at the College of William & Mary, Matthew T. Lambert most recently authored "Privatization and the Public Good: Public Universities in the Balance" (Harvard Education Press, 2014). An examination of the history and future of privatization in higher education, Dr. Lambert focuses on elected officials and their views towards higher education in an extensive study which helps explain the future of the public-private model. Above all, the book focuses on the essential question of whether higher education is a public good or a private benefit. A graduate of the same institution at which he now teaches higher education public policy and finance and
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