Tag: higher ed

Book Blasts Corporate Cash Influence at Universities

‘How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education’  New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed. –By Marjorie Valbrun November 2, 2018 A new book about Nike…

Connecticut Cuts the Future – How to Kill an Economy

Unkept Promises: State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and Equity   OCTOBER 4, 2018- BY- MICHAEL MITCHELL —MICHAEL LEACHMAN— KATHLEEN MASTERSON — SAMANTHA WAXMAN A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels. Overall state funding…

FREE Public College — Stop the Debt!

By – Jen Mishory, Senior Fellow,  The Century Foundation Connecticut Like in New Jersey, it is expensive to pay full freight at a community college in Connecticut. The state has increased their tuition and fees at community colleges by approximately 30 percent…

Cut Again? — Public Higher Ed in CT

Bipartisan budget cuts public colleges, spares financial aid BY JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR 10/20/2017 The tentative state budget agreement between Republican and Democratic leaders would cut the state’s share of funding for public colleges and universities by $79…

Short Sighted Republican Higher Education Cuts

UConn pushing hard to avoid GOP budget cuts  PHOTO | PETER MORENUS, UCONN –PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal – As UConn and Republican leaders do battle over what the university has called “unprecedented” proposed GOP budget cuts to the university,…

Hello CT — Look What Rhode Island Did! – Free Community College

Rhode Island just made community college free by Katie Lobosco  — August 4, 2017– Money.cnn.com — Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. The Promise Scholarship will cover…

Education is not and Should NOT be a “Business”

Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business –By KRISTIN WONG–JULY 31, 2017 — New York Times– The shift from viewing college as a public good to seeing it as a private benefit has led to higher education becoming…

Austerity is NOT the Answer to CT’s Budget Crisis

No Revenue + Program Cuts for CT Budget Will Make You Cry – Here’s Why: People will die – Cuts to social service programs and medical services mean health care will be harder to get for: A. People with disabilities,…