Monday, November 4, 2019

States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks - Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

Times are bad for higher education, and higher educators are beginning to notice it. But the industry’s problems are mostly of its own making. The latest "cri de coeur" comes from University of North Dakota’s Sheila Liming, who writes, “My University is Dying; And soon yours will be, too.”  She notes: “Starting in 2016, our state university system endured three successive rounds of annual budget cuts, with average 10-percent reductions resulting in a loss of more than a third of the system’s overall funding. Additional cuts, even, were on the table this past year. And while our state legislators ultimately avoided taking yet one more stab at the dismembered body of higher education, there has been no discussion of restoring any of those funds.”  And it’s not just North Dakota.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/14/universities-making-budget-cuts-taxpayers-interested-funding-campus-kooks-column/3970822002/

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