Education Department Issues Agenda for Higher Education, but It May Go Unused

The U.S. Education Department's top policymaker for higher education issued a report last week aimed at laying out the department's agenda for the next several years. College leaders liked many of its 38 recommendations, but they questioned the report's usefulness, coming as it did in the waning days of the Clinton administration.

They especially wondered about the agenda's fate if Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, a Republican, wins the White House. In an interview, A. Lee Fritschler,