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Institute for Research on Higher Education: Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania


This study describes the political and economic context of California and provides an overview of higher education performance during the last two decades. Our aim is to explore the policies in place within the state and the relationship between these policies and California’s declining higher education performance, and to call for a reexamination of these policies by stakeholders in order to help California meet its current and future economic needs.

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Originally published by IRHE at Penn GSE © 2014. Reproduced with permission.



Date Posted: 02 November 2018