Bruininks: That private-good argument is dangerous

The Morris Sun Tribune writes how University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks tells a University of Minnesota – Morris audience that the the public-good-vs.-private-good debate over higher education could wreak havoc on the economy:

He said that some lawmakers in St. Paul believe that “causing a train wreck” is the only way to foster change in society, a course of action which Bruininks called “irresponsible.”

“We can find the right balance,” he said. “I think our students have an advantage in life when they finish one of our degrees. That’s what you call a private good, but that private good is paid back throughout their lifetime into public purposes.”

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