Foreword
 
Executive Summary
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
Finding One
 
Finding Two
 
Finding Three
 
Finding Four
 
Finding Five
 
Afterword
 
Supporting Tables
 
Endnotes
 
Methodology
 
About the Author
 
Public Agenda
 
The National Center for Public Policy
 
Consortium for Policy Research
 
The National Center for Postsecondary Improvement

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Great Expectations

How the Public and Parents–White, African American, and Hispanic–
View Higher Education

 

By John Immerwahr
With Tony Foleno

 

A Report by Public Agenda

 

May 2000

 

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education,
Public Agenda, Consortium for Policy Research in Education,
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement

CONTENTS
 
   
FOREWORD BY PATRICK M. CALLAN AND ROBERT ZEMSKY
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
INTRODUCTION
 
FINDING ONE: HIGHER EDUCATION MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
 
FINDING TWO: MORE THAN A PIECE OF PAPER
 
FINDING THREE: THE RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH THE STUDENT BUT INSTITUTIONS SHOULD HELP THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES
 
FINDING FOUR: PAYING FOR COLLEGE IS DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE
 
FINDING FIVE: HIGH SATISFACTION, LOW FAMILIARITY -- IN CONTRAST WITH LEADERS
 
AFTERWORD BY DEBORAH WADSWORTH
 
SUPPORTING TABLES
 
ENDNOTES
 
METHODOLOGY
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
PUBLIC AGENDA
 
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION
 
CONSORTIUM FOR POLICY RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
 
NATIONAL CENTER FOR POSTSECONDARY IMPROVEMENT

 

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