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Pennsylvania Higher Education at a Crossroads: To Boost Opportunity and Growth, Pennsylvania Needs to Invest in Higher Education

Our previous two briefs on higher education documented the importance of public universities to upward mobility in Pennsylvania and...

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Reversing Course in Pennsylvania Higher Education: The Two Tiers in Faculty Pay and Benefits and a Way Forward

This report describes how Pennsylvania’s public colleges and universities employ and compensate full- and part time/adjunct faculty members and...

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Does Pennsylvania Invest Adequately in Its Community Colleges?

This chartbook benchmarks Pennsylvania state and local government appropriations for public two-year colleges- “community colleges”- against that of other...

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An Unbalanced Pension Proposal: ‰”Universities‰” Proposal Would Erode Retirement Security, Weaken Schools‰’ Ability to Retain Talented Teachers, and Create New Threat to Financial Sustainability of Illinois Pension Funds

The “Universities” proposal to alter public employee pension systems in Illinois would significantly undermine the retirement security of teachers...

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The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Future

In this report, the KRC and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center lay out a detailed plan to make post-secondary...

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Pennsylvania Higher Education at a Crossroads: To Boost Opportunity and Growth, Pennsylvania Needs to Invest in Higher Education

Pennsylvania’s public four-year colleges currently confront a funding and enrollment crisis, with three of the most distressed universities in...

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At Students‰’ Expense: Rising Costs Threaten Pennsylvania Public Universities‰’ Role in Upward Mobility

The 14 four-year universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have been a pivotal engine of upward mobility...

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Pennsylvania’s Great Working-Class Colleges

This Reports and Briefing Papers establishes the historic importance of the 14 State System schools to working families in...

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Pennsylvania’s Great Working-Class Colleges

This Reports and Briefing Papers establishes the historic importance of the 14 State System schools to working families in...

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People Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones

(NOTE: at a future date we plan to address the substance of the op-ed referred to below by Anthony...

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The Pennsylvania Promise – Affordable College for all Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania is barreling towards a future where only the descendants of the well-off will have access to quality higher...

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Are the Republicans Ready to Gut Higher Education to Avoid a Severance Tax on Natural Gas Drilling?

As we enter the third week of an impasse over funding the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania state budget, an astonishing possibility...

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