Topic: Public policy

A cautionary tale of marketization of postsecondary education

By Robert F. Clift

British Columbia’s experience with private postsecondary providers illustrates the danger of market logic in higher education.

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UK Higher Education wars: Federalism awakens

By Andrew M. Boggs

The seismic shifts in UK higher education policy can be understood through the lenses of federalism, regulation, and isolationism.

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Reviewing Ontario’s university funding

By Sue Herbert

The rationale for reviewing and reforming the way we fund universities.

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Higher education and growing inequality

By Simon Marginson

Rather than a tool of social mobility, higher education now reinforces inequality.

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Congress 2015: “Athens to the new Romes”

By Graeme

Yesterday, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston gave a lecture as part of Congress 2015‘s Big Ideas lecture series. The topic […]

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Congress 2015: The one-sided higher ed conversation

By Graeme

There are missing voices in the public conversation around higher education, and it is hurting our ability to articulate alternative visions for […]

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Performance funding: The burden of proof

By Graeme Stewart

When a policy is proposed, the burden of proof lies with the people making the proposal. They need to explain why the […]

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OCUFA releases principles for the Ontario university funding formula review

The provincial government has signaled that it intends to review the formula according to which funding is allocated to universities. Over the […]

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Alex Usher Needs to Consider Taxation

In my previous Academic Matters blog post, I argued that there are five advantages to universal access to financial assistance for post-secondary […]

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Responding to Nick Falvo on tuition fees

By Alex Usher

Recently, on my daily blog, I wrote an analysis (link to: http://higheredstrategy.com/whos-progressive/) of distributional effects of tuition reductions versus those of targeted […]

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