Rising tuition, decreased state funding, and financial pressures are leading to a “death spiral” for public higher education, according to University of Illinois professor Christopher Higgens. In a lecture at Eastern Illinois University earlier this year, Higgens said many taxpayers view higher education as a means to obtain credentials for the job market and view students as interested in the private gain of potential salary. These taxpayers, unfortunately, reject the view of education as a public good.
"Panel: Federal and State Funding - Shifting Patterns and Changing Strategies,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 59.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss12/59