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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 7:08 pm | Updated: 7:56 pm, Sun Oct 21, 2012.

Tennessee governor Bill Haslam advocated tying university funding to graduation rates in Time Magazine last week.

Haslam contributed to Time’s “8 Ideas to Improve Higher Education” feature, which solicited ideas from eight experts on education around the country. Federal government officials, university presidents and education reformers also contributed, writing about issues from student loans to government oversight.

Haslam’s key point was that tying funding to enrollment, as most states do now, incentivizes state universities to admit massive numbers of students and keep them in school rather than push them on towards graduation.

Instead, he suggests that funding should be tied to graduation rates, a policy that Tennessee adopted in 2010. Haslam’s education reform hasn’t been limited to higher education, as he’s spearheaded an effort to create a voucher program for low-income families to receive government aid for private school tuitions.

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  • Robert Pattinson posted at 5:38 am on Tue, Nov 19, 2013.

    pattinson Posts: 74

    The government must take the right steps to improve the state of higher education. There are facilities available in the form on online institutes, online resources, consulting services like GLN Consulting, which are working with the aim of making education more accessible and meaningful for students.

  • Mark bliss posted at 12:58 pm on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    markBL Posts: 8

    I was reading something about a program which measures your your IT skills when I came across your article.I think this can be a good idea because this way students will learn more and every student who comes to college will come to learn and not for other hidden reasons.