The Public Interest

A symposium on Financing Higher Education - The Policy Dilemmas

Algo D. Henderson , Charles J. Hitch , Clark Kerr , David B. Truman , James S. Coleman , Malcolm Moos , Martin Meyerson , Milton Friedman , Roger E. Bolton & Theodore R. Sizer

Spring 1968

By 1975, more than 55 per cent of those of college age will be attending institutions of higher education in the United States. Just as in the 1920's, when the nation entered into a commitment to provide a secondary school education for all youths in the country, so too, today, without fuss and with little foresight, we have made the tacit commitment to provide a higher education for any student interested in or capable of college work.


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