More thoughtless hyperbole is on display in today’s N&O. This time, its focus is on higher education. How many young North Carolinians must see their futures dimmed because our legislators have failed to put up enough money to meet the genuine needs of schools, universities, community colleges alike? Sadly, that’s the road down which the [...]
Did you read about the “draconian” cuts to public education proposed by N.C. House leadership? Check out more details in this Civitas Insitute rundown of the House’s Education proposals, and learn, among other things, that their plan would actually increase K-12 spending over the current budget year’s appropriation.
In today’s N&O, a WCU political science professor laments recent state budget actions and claims that the state constitution’s commitment to supporting public universities is in jeopardy. Recent and proposed cuts to the UNC system raise questions about whether our leaders are adhering to this provision. … While there is no question that there will [...]
More than once outgoing UNC President Erskine Bowles has suggested revising the UNC enrollment funding formula. Now a report from the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly recommends tying the formula to campus retention or graduation measures – a more than sensible idea. The report also found that while the formula paid out $386 [...]
Have you heard of the Washington Monument Strategy? Erskine Bowles may have used it when he said recently that the UNC System may be forced to consider closing a campus if the General Assembly goes forward with large budget cuts. Or perhaps Bowles was simply being forthright with the public. The Washington Monument Strategy is [...]