Friday, February 5, 2016

My Turn: We need will to invest in higher ed - Catherine Miranda, Arizona Central

Wednesday's front page of The Arizona Republic reported that, according to experts, the key to our state's economic competitiveness is producing more college graduates. "We could have a break out here if we can have an education system that produces enough skilled people to cover the jobs that will ultimately come to this state," said Rich Nickel, president and CEO of the non-profit College Success Arizona, which commissioned the report. This fact seems obvious and irrefutable, yet the proposed executive budget for next year only gives our three state universities $8 million after seeing their budget slashed by $99 million this year and hundreds of millions over the past few years.

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