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Op-ed: Independent Colleges Key to Improving Illinois Higher Education

David W. Tretter. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Everywhere we turn these days, we are inundated with political ads with the right talking points: creating good jobs, reducing the out-migration of our population, improving the economic vitality of our communities throughout the state. What we don’t hear much of are concrete, realistic recommendations to make that a reality.

Having worked in higher education for 30 years, I see the impact of this lack of vision firsthand. We know what doesn’t work: a $1 billion disinvestment in Illinois higher education over the past 15 years . . .

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