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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:09 PM

PA. Commission Proposes New Pot of State Funding to Reward Colleges that Meet Performance Targets

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20121115_Pennsylvania_plan_would_tie_new_college_funding_to_performance_targets.html

This concept makes sense, and has been used successfully in the state of Maryland. It would create a new pot of state money that would be used to reward public colleges that meet performance targets, such as increasing overall 4 year graduation rates, increasing minority graduation rates, and maintaining low tuition increases.

Pres. Obama has also proposed a similar system of funding incentives, which would replace the Perkins program after it expires. However, the US House has shown no interest in following up on that recommendation.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:16 PM

1. One Performance Target should be to reduce funding for degrees that don't have a reasonable chance

 

of leading to a job in that field.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:53 AM

2. the one thing that bothers me a little is the notion I have that

Colleges, like grade schools and high schools, will start "teaching to the test" more. I guess standardization is a two-edged sword...

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