Higher education office in governor’s cabinet could be fix for public colleges

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An education think tank in California is calling for the creation of a cabinet level position in the governor's office to help fix the state's higher education problems.

In a new study, the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy recommended creating an office of higher education that is part of the administration and reports directly to the governor.

“We are trying to fix the fact that we are not educating nearly enough Californians,” said Nancy Shulock, director of the Sacramento State University-based institute.

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