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.