David L. Kirp, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, is the author of Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, from which this article is adapted.
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The recession has worsened already widening inequalities of access and affordability
in higher education. Could it also trigger a new grand bargain?