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Higher Education Cuts

Higher Ed Funding Cuts, State by State

Michael Mitchell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it's a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state.

Why Higher-Ed Budget Cuts Are So Devastating

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

While a large share of the blame for these cuts can be pinned on the financial crisis and subsequent recession, some of the decline is due to a deliberate effort to eviscerate public higher education.

To Balance Budgets, Governors Seek Higher Education Cuts

Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 03.27.2015 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Maxwell Tani

Republican-Led States Balance Budgets With Cuts To Public Higher Education | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you don’t like it, you can leave. That’s essentially what three University of Arizona students said state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) ...

Another Republican Governor Proposes Big Cuts In Higher Education

Chronicle Of Higher Education | Posted 02.19.2015 | College

The chopping-block tour of 2015 made its third stop, in Illinois, on Wednesday, where Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting a $1.5-billion deficit by sla...

Making the Right Cuts in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The future of American higher education will rest on the ability of leadership at all levels to see change as an investment and safeguard that protect and energize an academic culture now out of sync with the world around it.

Higher Education Cuts Have Widespread Impact: Report

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.20.2013 | College

States chose to enact deep cuts to public higher education funding instead of raising taxes, potentially harming both state economies and education qu...

It's Time for Presidents to Rediscover Their Voices

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 04.20.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Although many presidents are reluctant to voice their opinions in public, for fear of offending key constituents (donors and/or legislators), I see little reason to decline an opportunity for using the "bully pulpit" of our offices.

Tyler Kingkade

NEED NOT APPLY: Public Colleges Bring In Out-Of-State Students To Replace State Money | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

Tuition has more than doubled since Alicia Nichols, a California resident, started as a San Diego State University undergraduate in 2006. But it's not...

Out-Of-State, International Students Used To Fill Budget Gaps (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

When states cut funding to public higher education, universities usually raise tuition. That's nothing new. What is new is the trend of administrators...

Tyler Kingkade

How The Drug War Is Bankrupting Public Higher Education | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2012 | College

In 2012, both corrections spending and student debt hit $1 trillion milestones, leading higher education advocates to wonder how prison costs soak up ...

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.