Column: Daniels to take leadership role in key higher-ed issues

Mitch Daniels’ recent letter to the Purdue University community was the equivalent of a 12-page research paper on the state of higher education, so Boilermakers can be forgiven if they didn’t read every word of it.

The content merits attention from all Hoosiers, no matter their college loyalties.

To summarize: The cost of college has gone up, while the value of a degree has gone down. This is no longer acceptable to taxpayers or families. Higher education “is likely headed for big change,” and universities that fail to adjust their operating model won’t last.

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