Issues: Higher Education


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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The State System of Higher Education: Pennsylvania’s Mobility Workhorses

Pennsylvania’s 14 State System of Higher Education Universities are instrumental to economic opportunity in Pennsylvania. They afford a large...

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SWPA 2016: College No Longer Guarantees Rising Wages—Degree Holders Need Agenda to Raise PA’s Pay Too

The post below is one of a series of posts about specific trends examined in the recently-released annual edition...

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Top Universities Sued Because…401(k)-Style Retirement Plans Provide Less Bang for the Retirement Buck

Earlier this week, MIT, Yale, and New York University were sued because their 401(k)-style retirement plans have had excessive...

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We have a budget for 2016-2017. What does it mean for schools?

The 2016-2017 PA budget is now complete. Yesterday a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the PA House and Senate approved a revenue package...

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Need a data-driven break from the election? Let’s talk education funding…

For the education data geeks out there (admit it, you’re probably one) here is data comparing new classroom funding...

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Why the Budget Matters: Way No. 2 — Higher Education

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center launched Why the Budget Matters – Let’s Count the Ways to compare specific...

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Resolution of State Budget Must Include Minimum Wage Increase and Greater Investments in Higher Education

The director of Pennsylvania Working Families wrote an excellent op-ed calling for the General Assembly to raise the minimum...

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Why Pennsylvania Needs to Reinvest in Education — an Interactive Map

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has just uploaded an interactive graphic that makes clear why Pennsylvania needs...

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Pennsylvania Needs to Stop Shortchanging Its Future and Invest Smartly in Higher Education

While there’s been a lot of focus recently on K-12 school funding cuts in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania higher education has...

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