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Setting the Record Straight on TABOR and Education in Colorado
Read the full report | To hear the opponents of the Question 4 Taxpayer Bill of Rights tell it, Colorado’s TABOR provision, passed by voters in 1992, has done untold damage to Colorado schools.. However, the data shows that, if anything, Colorado schools have improved under TABOR, sometimes dramat ...
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Empowering Students, Achieving Results: Three reform approaches that would bring greater accountability to Maine’s institutions of higher education
Read the full report | Maine has a higher education problem. Attorney and Bangor native Eliot Cutler, a former White House official, recently delivered a well-received lecture at the University of Southern Maine, outlining the significant challenges the state faces in its effort to make opportuniti ...
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Is Maine’s Public University System Meeting Needs of the Private Sector?
Read the full report | According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maine state government spent $715,163,000 on higher education in FY 2006—$544 for every man, women and child in the state. Most of this money went to support the University of Maine system. However, are Maine taxpayers getting a good re ...
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Measuring Maine’s Public Colleges: Non-Instructional Staffing and Cost-Per-Degree
Read the full report | Are Maine’s colleges and universities as efficient as they could be? According to the Brookings Institution’s 2006 “Charting Maine’s Future” report, “inefficiencies in Maine’s higher education system may be costing the state $14 million a year.” The $14 millio ...
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Cost per Degree: Measuring Inputs and Outputs at Maine’s Public and Private Colleges
Read the full report | Dramatic increases in the cost of college have concerned policymakers and the college-going public for years. Citing data indicating that “college tuition and fees increased 439 percent from 1982 to 2007 while median family income rose 147 percent,” a recent article in th ...
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Improving Civic Education in Maine’s Public Colleges and Universities
Read the full report | Last year, the Delaware-based Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) published a report titled Failing Our Students, Failing America: Holding Colleges Accountable for Teaching America’s History and Institutions. As with the Institute’s 2006 study on civic education at the ...
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Civic Education in the University of Maine System
Read the full report | “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects something that never was and never will be.”It is with this quote from Thomas Jefferson that the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) began its 2006 report on citizenship education at the nation’s colleges and u ...
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