Spellings Panel Spurred Progress in Some Key Areas but Failed to Remake American Higher Education

5 years after release of a report on the future of colleges, experts note improvements in access and accountability

Brendan Smalowski for The Chronicle

Margaret Spellings
September 18, 2011

Five years ago from Monday, Secretary Margaret Spellings's Commission on the Future of Higher Education issued a report that called on colleges to "improve in dramatic ways," becoming more accessible, more affordable, and more accountable to…

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