NJ Policy Perspective

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.”


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