Washington, D.C. – The American Enterprise Institute has announced the launch of a new Center on Higher Education Reform (CHER). Led by founding director and resident scholar Andrew P. Kelly, the center will conduct independent, data-driven research and analysis designed to inform policymaking and shape the higher education reform conversation.
“At the root of the American Dream is the ability of all people to get ahead and earn their success, and a vibrant and flexible system of higher education is critical to upward mobility in the 21st century,” said AEI president Arthur Brooks. “AEI’s new Center on Higher Education Reform will lead the conversation about how we can make higher education work for all Americans, and to prepare American students to flourish in the decades to come.”
“The higher education reform debate is today where the K-12 education reform debate was 15 years ago,” said AEI director of education policy Frederick M. Hess. “There is an urgent need for insightful research that spans the worlds of policy and entrepreneurship. AEI’s Center on Higher Education Reform, under the leadership of Andrew P. Kelly, will tackle the disparate worlds of reform and work to reshape higher education policy.”
Read more about AEI’s new CHER project here.