Economy

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‘Higher Education Bubble’ Is About To Burst (Opinion)

Many parents and the children they send to college are paying rapidly rising prices for something of declining quality. This is because “quality” is not synonymous with “value.”

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U Of Texas President Expected Hold-The-Line Budget Directive

The president of the University of Texas isn’t surprised that the state’s public institutions of higher learning have been told to submit budget proposals to lawmakers that do not exceed what they have been appropriated in the current two-year budget.

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UW-Madison Tuition, Fees Would Top $10,000 If Increase OK'd

Tuition and fees this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison would top $10,000 for in-state students, and UW-Milwaukee would be close behind, if a recommended 5.5% tuition increase is approved by the Board of Regents this week.

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California Cuts Threaten the Status of Universities

Class sizes have increased, courses have been cut and tuition has been raised — repeatedly.

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Private East Texas college furloughs workforce

Ongoing financial woes, including three missed payrolls, prompted a small private East Texas junior college to furlough its workforce Wednesday while officials try to reorganize and save the 158-year-old school.

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Georgia Spending Less On Schools, Group Says

Georgia lawmakers have drastically cut per-student state funding for education not just in the past few years of economic decline, but for the past decade, according to a new analysis by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

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U of Texas System Chancellor Speaks Up On UT-Austin Tuition Flap

The University of Texas System is reacting publicly more than a week after UT-Austin President Bill Powers criticized the Board of Regents rejection of his proposed tuition increase.

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