More Rutgers Faculty And Staff Sign On To Letter Opposing Higher Ed Overhaul

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The number of Rutgers University faculty and staff who signed a letter opposing the sweeping overhaul of higher education plan has grown from 300 to 460, according to a group that’s fighting the plan.

Here is a text of a letter sent to all 120 members of the legislature yesterday.

June 14, 2012

To: Honorable Members
New Jersey State Legislature

The Barer Committee was charged with “examining the delivery of graduate medical education in the State.” But this circumscribed mission has metastasized into a plan to dismember Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Unfortunately, the bill introduced into the legislature on June 7 fails to strengthen education. Instead it threatens the integrity and independence of Rutgers, and throws open the door to patronage, cronyism, and corruption—the very problems that plagued UMDNJ.

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