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Consultants tell South Carolina to dump commission

December 9, 2003


Consultants hired by South Carolinas Commission on Higher Education have advised the state that it should replace the commission with a corporation led by business and community leaders and funded with money from private companies and government sources, according to The State.

The commission funded the $100,000 Foundations for the Future study to examine the states future education needs.
December 9, 2003


Consultants hired by South Carolina's Commission on Higher Education have advised the state that it should replace the commission with a corporation led by business and community leaders and funded with money from private companies and government sources, according to The State.

The commission funded the $100,000 “Foundations for the Future” study to examine the state's future education needs.

The consultants also recommended that higher education institutions become more involved in elementary and secondary education, since “too many high school graduates find they have to take remedial classes or lose their scholarships in college, and too many students are not ready for college,” and changes be made in the way colleges are funded to avoid large tuition hikes.