Public trust in higher ed has plummeted. Yes, again.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Five years ago, roughly half of people surveyed by Gallup expressed confidence in colleges and universities. That share has dwindled to just over one third … Since 2015, confidence in higher ed has fallen by 21 percentage points. … Since these findings were collected in early- to mid-June, they don’t factor in the Supreme Court’s consequential decisions striking down race-conscious admissions and axing President Biden’s student-loan debt forgiveness plan.The survey didn’t investigate the reasons behind the loss of trust. But other recent Gallup polling shows the findings square with a larger crisis of confidence Americans are feeling when it comes to institutions, including the military, banks, and the health-care industry.”

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