Nationwide, state government money has become a smaller and smaller fraction of public higher education budgets.
A provocative new documentary, 'Starving the Beast,' blames the condition of higher ed on right-wing policies. A scholar argues that the film ignores a long history that has led to current crisis.
Underfunding has created incentives for colleges and universities to enroll nonresidents. But those that take a high number of poor students are on the verge of closure.
More states are funding colleges based on their performance. What are the implications?