Community-College Trustees Hear About Risks of Performance-Based Support

As more and more states tie their higher-education support to student performance, college leaders need to watch out for unintended effects that could hurt the very students they are trying to serve, a gathering of community-college trustees was told here on Tuesday.

"We want to improve outcomes, and putting money behind it is one way, but at the same time, you have to push back against the distortions and unintended consequences," Thomas R. Bailey, director of the Community College