Key education issues dividing public, college presidents, study finds

The general public and university presidents disagree about the purpose of college, who ought to pay for it and whether today’s students are getting their money’s worth, reports the Wall Street Journal. But university presidents and the average American agree that the cost of higher education now exceeds the reach of most people. Those are broad findings from a pair of surveys released late Sunday from the nonprofit Pew Research Center. The surveys took place this March and April, one posing college-related questions to 2,142 American adults, the other to 1,055 presidents of colleges large, small, public, private and for-profit. The two surveys contained some identical questions and some peculiar to each group…

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