Missing Part of Free-College Push

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Media Outlet: Inside Higher Ed

Iris Palmer was quoted in Inside Higher Ed about the correlation between funding and completion rates. Past is Prologue was also cited:

Simply directing more money to institutions won't necessarily lead to higher completion without targeting effective student support programs, said Iris Palmer, a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy Program at New America. Palmer and New America colleagues have also found that many institutions have responded to cuts in state funding by raising tuition on students enough to offset those losses.

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Iris Palmer is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She was previously a senior policy analyst at the National Governors Association.