U.S. vs. other countries: we’re slipping

The “uncoordinated cutting of funding for higher education that we generally see in U.S. state systems” has not been seen in other countries, says a report by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, at the University of California at Berkeley.  Support for higher education is a national priority in many countries which embrace the Keynesian idea of using government investment to push an economic recovery, whereas in the U.S. higher education is funded by states which must run balanced budgets.