Planning for Higher Education Journal

Privatizing Public Higher Education: Beliefs that Fuel the Conversation

From Volume 34 Number 3 | April–June 2006
By Katrina Meyer

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Virginia-Main Campus, The University of Texas at Austin

What fuels the push toward privatization of public higher education institutions? This article attempts to unravel the nine beliefs that underlie conversations taking place in state legislatures and on higher education campuses and then asks, Will privatization work? How will it work for the state's citizens, the states, and institutions? The answer is mixed and depends upon how certain questions are answered and how much faith one places in the higher education market.

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