Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Governor, start fixing higher ed in Illinois: How to pour more spending into classrooms and labs - Editorial, Chicago Tribune

Grridlock in Springfield is strangling public college finances statewide. The latest casualty: Northeastern Illinois University announced it will cancel three days of classes to cut costs. "On a scale of 1 to 10, my frustration level is at a 22," says interim President Richard Helldobler. Other state universities have laid off employees, cut academic and athletic programs, imposed furloughs, postponed maintenance projects, delayed payments to vendors and drained cash reserves. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-colleges-crisis-rauner-chicago-state-edit-jm-20170407-story.html

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