"Given rising pressure on state budgets, public higher education must learn to do more with less. Crossing the Finish Line illuminates anachronistic practices, such as an overreliance on test scores in admissions, continuing tuition subsidies to higher income families, and an underemphasis on degree completion. For the nation's economic future and the dreams of tomorrow's college aspirants, we must fundamentally rethink the function, pricing, and operation of public colleges." -- Thomas J. Kane, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Crossing the finish line: Completing college at America's public universities. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press; 2009.