Cutting Oversized State University Budgets Down to Size

Feb 23, 2011 | 

George Leef

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Cutting Oversized State University Budgets Down to Size

Feb 23, 2011 | 

George Leef



In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin writes about the need to pare down North Carolina's spending on higher education in the face of a large budget deficit. He suggests six criteria for legislators to keep in mind. They are equally applicable in every other state.

Jonathan

| February 23, 2011 - 6:04 PM"


Of course, if a state has a budget deficit—due to what, the state university system having caused the financial near-calamity?—then of course, the state university deserves to be cut down to size.  And Jay Schalin is available with advice—I’m sure the UNC president will be awaiting his recommendations! 

And of course, the situation is the same in every other state—the state U. needs to be cut down to size—because in George Leef’s world, the existence of the state U. is an affront. 

In the real world, of course, students are coming to the public universities in increasing droves, because they offer very good value, an education at much lower total education-related costs than private universities and colleges.

I really wonder what NAS expects to achieve from this.  Professors and students at public universities flocking to your banner?