The Key Point Missing From The College Cost Debate
Emma Copeland from Roosevelt @ George Mason on Talking Points Memo
The role of colleges as a potential force for good within their more immediate communities is often overlooked when we talk about the costs of college. Indeed, one of the most profound ways a university can improve the holistic experience of its students is to invest more in the surrounding community.
We need to start holding colleges accountable not just to the government but to their communities. As anchor institutions, they have the power to provide economic growth and stability and serve as cornerstones of their communities.