Democrats in Harrisburg want to scrutinize PA higher education

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Jun 10, 2017 8:45 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A group of lawmakers is proposing an extensive study of high education in Pennsylvania.

The lawmakers - all Democrats - are pushing a resolution in the state House to launch a study to analyze all 14 state-owned universities; the 4 state-related schools; 14 community colleges and other institutions of higher learning.

State Representative Mike Sturla of Lancaster County says it's not just about finding faults.  He says much can be learned from the best-performing schools as well.

"Students, like Thadeus Stevens College of Technonology, where 90-percent of those students stay in Pennsylvania,.. they have waiting lists for companies to get in to interview kids so that they can have a job the day they graduate.  Those kinds of institutiions,.. we want to figure out how to replicate and do better for them," Sturla said.

The resolution is currently in the House Education Committee.

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