Policy Documents

Taking Charge: A State-Level Agenda for Higher Education Reform

Andrew P. Kelly, Daniel K. Lautzenheiser –
July 8, 2013

Reform-minded state policymakers have an opportunity to remake their higher education systems for the 21st century, but it will not be easy. The key is to create conditions under which a more productive, cost effective, and student-centered higher education market can take root. We listed four areas in which enterprising state leaders can take charge: creating incentives for schools to improve student success, become more productive, and experiment with new approaches; rewarding cost effectiveness; improving transparency; and encouraging innovation.