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On Regents support restoring cut university funds but back off flat tuition proposal


Roger Tarbutton 4 years, 7 months ago

Uh, to negotiate you have to offer to give up something.

parrothead8 4 years, 7 months ago

Tell that to the Republicans who took the funding away in the first place.

Shardwurm 4 years, 7 months ago

Listen...tuition in the State of Kansas has gone up over 400 percent above inflation in the last 30 years. A couple of years ago KU wanted us to thank them for 'only' raising tuition 5.5 percent when the real income of Americans (i.e. the middle class) had decreased by 1.4 percent. Seriously, do you think money grows on trees? Where was this magical funding supposed to come from? (HINT: Income taxes on already-strapped families.) We already spend over half the State's budget on the Education Industry. How much is enough?

You obviously either work for KU or have drank the Kool Aid that makes you believe that all educators are angels and all Institutions are paragons of virtue. (HINT #2: They aren't and they aren't.) Higher Education is about money. Period. And they will spend as much as you can possibly shovel at them. Get that? NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU GIVE THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY IT WILL NEVER, EVER, BE ENOUGH.

Now excuse me while I go back to work to help my children pay back tens of thousands of dollars in debt for a diploma that isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

question4u 4 years, 7 months ago

"But legislative leaders have been critical of higher-education spending, and have scheduled a series of information-gathering meetings next month on university campuses."

This says it all. The method of the Kansas Legislature is to form opinions first, then act, and THEN get the facts:

This product sounds good, so I'll buy it. Once I get it home, I'll look up the specifications and check the product reviews.

It didn't rain yesterday, so I don't think it will today. I'll go to the beach, and when I get home I'll check the weather forecast.

Is this stuff that I found in the garage poisonous? It's looks delicious. I'll try some and then check the label.

In Kansas, backwards starts in the Legislature. Where it ends is anyone's guess.

yourworstnightmare 4 years, 7 months ago

I have long argued that KU should become a private university and break away from the yoke of stupid that is the Kansas legislature.

yourworstnightmare 4 years, 7 months ago

Also humorous that you are know conveniently worried about the state's investment in KU.

Where is this worry when the state's investment is being squandered by constant cuts at KU and other institutions, undermining their ability to capitalize on the state's huge investment?

Oh yeah. I forgot. Ideology.

yourworstnightmare 4 years, 7 months ago

Forming opinions first and later finding facts to support pre-formed opinions is called ideology. The GOP ideology is that all state spending is bad, and that universities deserve to be cut.

yourworstnightmare 4 years, 7 months ago

Wrong. It is my evidence-based conclusion after years of observing the behavior of the Kansas legislature toward KU.

oldexbeat 4 years, 7 months ago

how did the different regents vote ? All for one or not ?

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