• Posts Tagged ‘state funding’

    A Terrible Boss

    by  • May 22, 2012 • Articles • 0 Comments

    A terrible boss is someone whose main demand from you is that you not make him look bad. This is the source of statements like, “just get it done, I don’t care how.” If they were good at their job, they would have some idea how. Or, if they didn’t know how to do...

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    Debt and a Liberal Education

    by  • March 6, 2012 • Articles • 1 Comment

    When I went to college, my parents told me that I shouldn’t expect that my job would be in the same field as my major, and so I should major in what interested me. Employers also didn’t mind that people didn’t come out with the skills for a particular job. After all, they wanted...

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    Marx, Rand, and Cuts to Higher Education

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Observations • 0 Comments

    The New York Times has an article today on state funding cuts and how they force colleges to cut the sort of programs that actually train people for jobs, like engineering, computer science, and nursing. According to Ronald Ehrenberg, state governments have cut funding to higher education because “There has been a shift from...

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    Declining State Aid and Out-of-State Tuition

    by  • January 22, 2012 • Observations • 0 Comments

    The Washington Post recently ran an interesting editorial about college tuition in the face of declining state aid. As universities have seen the amount of money they receive from the state drop from just under half of their operating budgets to anywhere between 1/6th to 1/14th, they can no longer afford to enroll students...

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