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"House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, said the cut doesn't make sense when the Legislature wants KU Med to produce more doctors and nurses. "How are they going to do that?" he asked."
They are either liars or idiots or both-- all perfectly acceptable for the shills of the Grand Ole Plutocracy.
Penny wise and pound foolish.
Given that Rothschild reported [falsely] in December that Higher Ed was looking at an eight percent cut, this represents progress for the Regents.
The story I wrote in December was correct. The Division of Budget had recommend the 8 percent cut.
Perhaps it is tiime to discuss what is the role of the endowment funds?
I would rather see them spend some extra money to establish or lure an osteopathic school to Kansas prefereably Wichita. With its emphasis on research and specialization, I am not confidant that KU can produce more doctors for rural Kansas even with larger classes. They all seem to stay in the major cities or move out of state.
Because they can't get money to pay off their student loans if they don't live in a major metro area. The same thing would happen with your osteopathic school.
The state has tried loan forgiveness programs with little success. I don't think it is just about the money.
Oh, it's never been just about the money, but the loan forgiveness program doesn't pay well enough to make it that much of a financial advantage over working at a high paying urban job.
If all they care about is financial advantage they should find another profession
Maybe they ant to have a family and they know the schools in Kansas are going down fast
A lot of med schools are starting accelerated 3 year curriculums. Is KU looking at that?
How do they expect to keep public school funding flat when the court ruled they had to increase it and it's now in mediation? Mediation isn't going to result in staying the same or going down. They're going to be forced to increase it whether they like it or not.
They're hoping to constitutional amendment themselves out of that particular corner.
Maybe they'll go to the chapel in the Capitol and pray for a miracle. Right now that's the only hope they have.
"There is plenty of fat in universities' budgets that could be cut. The number of administrators and costs of administration have ballooned in the past decade; cut those back to previous levels. Get rid of all majors that end with "studies" and all courses that begin with "critical." Spend down schools' endowments (why do public universities have endowments anyway?). The threat to have students' sit in each others' laps and raise tuition to even more astronomical levels is the state equivalent of federal firing all the meat inspectors. Window dressing." Quote from commenter at KCStar website
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