Higher Education Advocates Wonder 'What Now' After Supercommittee's Failure
from Inside Higher Ed
With a few terse paragraphs, the Congressional "super committee" on deficit reduction announced that it could not reach an agreement, setting the stage for $1.2 trillion in sweeping automatic spending cuts over the next decade if Congress does not act by 2013 to compromise on the deficit. Higher education advocates had dreaded such an outcome, warning that deep and across-the-board cuts could be devastating for student loans, Pell Grants, research spending and other priorities for colleges and universities.
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