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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday June 17, 2014:
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is made up of the 14 state-owned universities. Its mission includes providing high quality education at the lowest possible price to students.
Lately, PASSHE has been re-examining itself and new Chancellor Frank Brogan has publicly stated that the system may have to rethink it's model.
Money is always a challenge and has been more so during the three years of the Corbett Administration when state funding was reduced and hasn't been increased. At a recent legislative hearing, Brogan pointed out that state funding was once at at 75% but now stands at about 27%.
Legislation has been proposed that would allow institutions to leave the system.
Pennsylvania has more than 300 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education so competition is an issue too.
The state-owned universities have been wrestling with the question of whether to or where to allow guns on campus.
Chancellor Frank Brogan
We'll talk with Chancellor Frank Brogan about these issues and others when he appears on Tuesday's Smart Talk.
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