ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Ending the Standoff

How For-Profit Practices Can Inform Public Higher Education

October 2007 by Phyllis Palmiero

This essay examines how for-profits have coped with issues of cost and accountability, as potentially fruitful paradigms for those seeking to enhance quality in public higher education, With waning state funds and the public's outrage over ever-increasing tuition, business as usual is no longer acceptable. Ms. Palmiero is the policy director at ACTA and directs the Institute for Effective Governance.