Reform Comes to Higher Education

An interesting piece in the Huffington Post about the purpose of higher education.  For Jackie Jenkins-Smith, President of Wheelock College, that purpose is educational opportunity.  It seems that the topic of higher education's purpose is constantly debated, and perhaps that is a good thing.   Unquestionably the issue of educational opportunity is a part of this debate and Jenkins-Smith nicely points out that, "While there are no quick, simple solutions, part of the answer lies in understanding how current -- and future -- generations of college bound students will acquire usable knowledge and skills." As tuition costs rise, educational opportunity decreases- how should those of us working in higher education address this issue?