The New York Times reports that the Commission on the Future of Higher Education approved a final report that recommends a shake-up of United States higher education. The report calls for public universities to assess learning and improve education through federal monitoring, standardized tests, and major changes in financial aid. The federal commission also encourages policy makers and other leaders in higher education to develop new methods of cost control. The panel recommended that college tuition should rise no higher than median family income. However, they did not advocate for price controls. 18 of the 19 panelists voted to sign the report, which would also radically bolster Pell Grants, a basic building block of the federal aid program… (Note: This site requires free registration.)