Christopher Loss talks government involvement in higher education

With President Obama putting colleges and universities “on notice” that funding cuts will happen if tuition doesn’t stop rising, Inside Higher Ed turned to Christopher Loss, author of Between Citizens and the State to discuss  the dramatic outcomes of the federal government’s  involvement in higher education over the years. Check out his Q&A with Serena Golden for his insights on when exactly the federal government made college-going a “national priority”, and how the privatization of higher education in the past few decades has changed education’s function as a “mediator between citizen’s and state”.