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Blog Posts By Dr. Finney

Featured Blogs

IRHE highlights noteworthy blogs on public policy issues related to higher education. Periodically guest bloggers will also be invited. Dr. Finney has selected the following blog posts as additional resources regarding public policy issues:

Rethinking Higher Education

From the keen insights and expertise of Peter P. Smith, higher education innovator and reformer, comes Rethinking Higher Education, a blog dedicated to informing readers of sweeping higher education reform. Smith brings with him over 40 years of experience in government and higher education, including his service as Lieutenant Governor in Vermont and founder of the statewide Community College of Vermont in 1970 and serving as founding president of California State University’s Monterey Bay campus from 1995-2005. Smith currently holds the Senior Vice President of Academic Strategies and Development position at Kaplan.

The Common Core Meets State Policy: This Changes Almost Everything

Michael Kirst is a long-time Stanford scholar and President of the California State Board of Education (for the second time). Kirst's role as both a scholar and state leader provides a unique perspective on issues related to the intersection of high school and postsecondary education. Here he comments on the importance of the Common Core: The Common Core Meets State Policy: This Changes Almost Everything