While Americans continue to believe in the general value of higher education, the part that says that schools and universities are having a positive effect "in the way in which things go in this country today" has decreased in 14 percentage points since 2020, according to a new New America survey.

"Variable degrees 2022", the sixth annual survey of the group of experts on higher education, reflects the concern and doubt caused by almost three years of the global Pandemia COVID-19, not to mention geopolitical instability and A volatile economy. Only 55 percent of respondents agreed that higher education institutions had a positive impact on the country (42 percent said it was negative), compared to 58 percent last year and 69 by One hundred at the beginning of 2020, just before the start of the pandemic

"we were actually very nervous to see how the numbers would be," said Sophie Nguyen, a senior policy analyst in the New Educational Policies program America and co -author of the report. "Especially since pandemic, there has only been much uncertainty that could affect the opinions of Americans of all social problems, not just higher education."

more popular < li class = "popular -tom"> ed The investigations of title VI in USC Many senses, he said, the trends have remained quite stable, at least in questions raised year after year with respect to the value of higher education, who should finance it and who should give accounts when it falls short.

“This year's survey results show that, although the future is still uncertain and positive about higher education, Americans still value that Americans value higher education in general and believe that it will help their children and the nation to ensure economic success, ”says the report of the report. "For this reason, they believe that opportunities after high school should be well financed by state and federal governments, and that schools that receive federal dollars must be responsible." Postsecundaria education offers a good return on investment, below 80 percent in 2020. However, the partisan division expanded, with 85 percent of the Democrats and 69 percent of the Republicans who consider it a good Investment, compared to 78 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans two years ago.

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political differences were even more clear about who should finance higher education. The seventy -seven percent of the Democrats, but only 36 percent of the Republicans agreed that the government should pay students to go to university "because it is good for society." On the contrary, 63 percent of Republicans and 22 percent of Democrats agreed that students should be financially responsible for their education "because they benefit personally."

In terms of what types of institutions justify the cost, 81 percent of the respondents said community schools were worthwhile, compared to 67 percent for four -year public institutions and Institutions that serve minorities, 53 percent for private non -profit organizations and 41 percent for profit. The Democrats and Republicans were generally aligned in the matter, except with respect to MSI, that 80 percent of the Democrats, but only 54 percent of the Republicans agreed to be worth the cost.

respondents overwhelmingly agreed (93 percent) that universities and universities should provide the public data on key performance indicators, such as graduation or employment rates, and must lose access to government financing If they lose their reference points. More than three quarters said institutions should lose funds for low graduation rates, and 70 percent said S

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