April 16, 2009
Performance-Based College Financing Systems Often Die Young, Researchers Say
Schemes for tying state support of public colleges to performance tend to share the same flaw: They are vulnerable to dying off before they can show how well they perform.
Such was the consensus among several experts on state higher-education policy who took part in a panel discussion of performance-based financing systems today at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.
Of 26 states that have adopted performance-based college