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How to Reverse and Prevent State Disinvestment In Higher Education

When they are being pounded for having raised their students’ tuition, public college leaders are quick in turn to point the finger at legislators and governors in their states,whose cuts in financing for higher education are overwhelmingly responsible for the tuition increases.

A new report from the Center for American Progress details — on a state-by-state basis — the extent to which recession-driven reductions in public college financing since 2008 have sent tuitions soaring, and how disproportionately low- and middle-income students and the institutions that serve them have been affected.