States Set a Course for Higher-Education Systems

'Master plans' aim to ensure cohesive response to technological and economic changes

Behold the state higher-education system of the future:

It will be so focused on preparing workers that much of its curriculum will be dictated by the latest business and industry trends.

It will operate hand-in-glove with the state's elementary-and-secondary-school systems, holding its own teacher-education programs responsible for the shortcomings of