Planning for Higher Education Journal

Facing the Accountability Crunch

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From Volume 2 Number 3 | June 1973
By Stephen K. Bailey

Education, particularly higher education, is on the defensive in Washington, the 50 state capitals, and everywhere else. One result is a new demand for efficiency and accountability on the part of the colleges and universities, a demand that was the subject of thoughtful analysis by Stephen K. Bailey, who offered his thoughts in a speech titled "The Limits of Accountability," delivered in February 1973 before a conference of New York college and university trustees. This article is adapted from his remarks and from a subsequent article in Change magazine.

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