reports that a report drafted by a national commission on higher education has called for more federal funding for low-income students to help them attend college. The report also says institutions: "have shown little inclination to cut costs and improve their productivity." The draft calls for the overhaul of 17 programs in the federal financial aid system, which the report labeled: "increasingly dysfunctional, inefficient and inadequate." The commission, initiated by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, also calls for colleges and universities to measure what students learn through surveys and standardized tests. The commission includes members of industry, government, as well...

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