Memo To Next Governor: Appoint Blue Ribbon Panel On Higher Education

Colleen O’Dea, Spotlight NJ

State support for higher education has diminished markedly in past two decades, while tuition has gone up without making more funding available to low-income and middle-class students

New Jersey’s next governor needs to raise the profile of higher education, provide more funding for colleges and low-income students, and bring the public back into the process of higher education planning and oversight, urges a new report.


Susanna Tardi, the higher education executive vice president at the American Federation of Teachers of New Jersey said the system currently “lacks top down accountability.”