There is an interesting, and troubling, article in today’s New York Times. A new study shows an increasing number of people believe that colleges are focused more on operating like a business than on providing a quality educational experience. And, while an increasing number of Americans believe college is essential to success, a decreasing number believe it is available to qualified, motivated students. You can see the full article here. This discussion is timely as we prepare for next week’s forum on financing public higher education in the years to come.