Check out this ProPublica article about the trend of greater autonomy for public universities and the implications for students and the future of higher education.
“Across the country, a small but growing number of public universities are making similar pushes, looking to cut deals with state lawmakers that scale back direct oversight, often in return for less funding or for meeting certain performance targets. Over the past few years, schools in Texas, Virginia and Florida have all gotten more flexibility to raise tuition. Other plans have recently been broached, though with less success, in Wisconsin, California and Louisiana.”
Click here to read the full article: http://www.propublica.org/article/breaking-away-top-public-universities-push-for-autonomy-from-states