Tuesday, May 10, 2005

An Editorial about Higher Ed

Gordon Hintz sent me this link:

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribunel

It is a pro-higher ed editorial that seems to have appeared in several Gannett newspapers.

I am glad to see such things, but the article accepts the premise that higher education has already gotten a boost. Here in Oshkosh, the governor's 50 million increase has gotten us a 4% reduction. At this rate, we have to hope that he doesn't give us any more help.

From my own perspective, a pay-raise would be nice, but protecting education is more important. The quality of my teaching and research would go up if my class sizes went down. I would also like to see students have to work fewer hours in order to pay for their college education.

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