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IFF Study: Idaho Higher Ed Gets ‘F’

A new study says Idaho is failing its students at public universities and colleges by increasing tuition, not requiring a broad range of coursework, and limiting the free exchange of ideas. The report card from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and Idaho Freedom Foundation has several prescriptions for schools.  It recommends that four-year public institutions require students to take seven courses it calls a core curriculum: English composition, literature, foreign language, math, economics, science, and U.S. government or history.  The study also suggests that schools reduce administrative spending rather than money going to student instruction/Brad Iverson-Long, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Should the Idaho Legislature also get an F for cutting higher education funding 22 percent over the last three years?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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