Higher-Education Reform Proves an Elusive Goal for New Republican Leaders

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Students and others protested proposed state budget cuts in higher education and the costs of borrowing to attend college outside Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office in March.
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Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is the latest in a string of first-term Republican governors to try his hand at a major higher-education reform. If the examples of his peers are any indication, the chances of success are mixed, at best.

The governor...

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