Letter To The Editor
State Capacity for Higher Education
I recently read the piece prepared by the Center entitled "The Need for State Leadership" in the July 2005 Special Supplement to National CrossTalk. I think this sums it up well for policy-makers who work in this area – or who should be working in this area.
I have to admit that the quote on page 3A put it over the top for me: "The public interest is more than the sum of the interests of individual institutions." No truer words ever were spoken. But no thought ever was more violated by policymakers, especially legislators.
Former West Virginia State Senator