Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?

The deepening financial crisis that is now affecting markets and people around the globe gives new context to what our nation is facing. Americans cannot think of business as usual in any sector of public or private life, including higher education. President-elect Barack Obama will have very little financial latitude and enormous immediate problems, beginning with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a troubled health-care system, and the complex economic conundrum.

It is time to