Welcome to all of you who have recently joined our ranks. There has been a surge in interest in our Advocacy program, and thanks to those who have have helped recruit Advocates.
In this news update, you will find a series of articles regarding higher education issues at either the federal level or those that analyze nation-wide trends. The first article deals with Pell Grants - a subsidy the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to help pay for college. The second article covers the "disconnect" between reduced funding for higher education and the emphasis on recruiting and graduating more students on an annual basis. Additional articles include a proposed federal legislation known as the College Transparency Act, and an opinion piece on the potential higher education implications of the retirement of Justice Kennedy from the Supreme Court. We concluded this news update with recommendations about how to address the negative perceptions of higher education and an article recommending increased investment in education and workforce talent.
While some articles may reflect opinion pieces, we hope that you will find all of the material informative, reasoned, and useful. The Advocacy program provides these articles to share a broad context on the issues and not as an endorsement for any particular view.
Thanks and gig ’em,
Dave Fujimoto ’17
Director of Strategic Engagement