The new federal program could lure fresh investment to distressed areas. But the clock is ticking. Via Governing.
Democratic primary voters didn't buy the ultra-left's 'free-for-all' agenda. What’s happening is not so much a liberal surge, but a moderate one. Via USA Today
As many as 41 million Americans live in "higher education deserts." Here's how to fix it. Via Inside Higher Education
Fines and fees are a tempting alternative to raising taxes, but their long-term costs far outweigh the revenues they bring in. Via Governing
Higher ed centers and virtual colleges are some of the promising ways to improve rural higher education access. Via Washington Monthly
Rural America has too few dentists - and too few patients who can pay. Via the Washington Post
As in many past election cycles, corporate- bashing rhetoric has been the bread-and-butter of many progressive candidates and their supporters pressing for greater governmental intervention on issues such as corporate governance, wages, and worker benefits. But, as a comprehensive economic message and agenda, “fighting big business” unfortunately won’t lead to the kinds of policies workers need.