Georgia might link college funds to success rate

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 7:34 AM
Last updated 6:26 PM
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ATLANTA — Georgia is making plans that would change the way it funds public colleges in the state, tying the money to performance measures such as graduation rates.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the plan, if given final approval, would mark a drastic change in the way Georgia funds its college system.

A group appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal signed off on a draft framework Monday, though many details remain have yet to be finalized.

The amount of money colleges receive would be determined mainly by how well students progress through college and the number of degrees awarded.

The work by the Higher Education Funding Commission represents a dramatic shift from the current formula, which is driven by enrollment and how many credits students take.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 10/23/12 - 08:10 am

Well, if the state subsidizes diplomas issued, you can bet that the universities will start issuing more of them. Of course, the students won't know any more, but they'll have the sheepskin.

InChristLove 10/23/12 - 09:18 am
"The amount of money colleges

"The amount of money colleges receive would be determined mainly by how well students progress through college and the number of degrees awarded."

Dumbing down of college classes like the public school system has done will allow more to graduate without the necessary knowledge required for the degree but the school will receive more funds. Not what is in the best interest of the student's education but the bottom line is always money. And we ponder why our educational system is a failure.

Butterbean 10/23/12 - 09:45 am
OK, let's play this game...

Only admit those students who have great grades. Only admit those students who agree upfront to attend "full time" only (no part-time students allowed). Only admit those students who (perhaps) agree to attend summer sessions for the purpose of completing their degree work earlier. Trust me when I say that this is a winning solution: better results equals more money. I honestly do not believe that this is the road that we wish to travel in this area.

thauch12 10/23/12 - 07:35 pm
So an ASU degree will be

So an ASU degree will be worth even less now? Fantastic! (sarcasm)

KSL 10/24/12 - 05:15 am
What kind of idiots come up

What kind of idiots come up with ideas like this?

Dumbing down of colleges happened hugely from the the 60's to the 80's. Probably even more before the 60's..

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