After the Texas Legislature’s latest round of funding cuts to higher education, some public universities in the state hope outsourcing some functions will help trim their budgets.
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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted last week to eliminate degree programs that were not attracting enough students, including art education, dance and physics at institutions around the state.
Some of Gov. Terry Branstad’s campaign pledges — to reduce the cost of government by 15 percent, raise family incomes by 25 percent, create 200,000 jobs and have the best schools in the nation — may be mutually exclusive, economists say.
Reforming faculty tenure remains a major plank in many plans for the future of Texas’ public universities, from the “seven breakthrough solutions” backed, until recently, by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, to the University of Texas System’s new framework for reform, introduced in August by Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.
Regents appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to oversee Texas’ two flagship universities have been substantial donors to his gubernatorial reelection efforts. True to form now, many of those regents from the University of Texas and Texas A&M have quickly contributed to Perry’s presidential campaign too.
Since launching his presidential campaign, Gov. Rick Perry has been hit hard with charges that, as governor, he’s promoted a system of crony capitalism in Texas, but little attention has been paid to his financial ties to officials he’s appointed to oversee the state’s public universities, or or to those More…
The same concerns being voiced at occupy rallies across the country can be heard at coffee shops, grocery stores and kitchen tables in rural Iowa, 4th Congressional District candidate Christie Vilsack says.
“I think there’s this frustration with Congress not doing anything about the job issue and a lot of More…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has faced criticism from both GOP presidential primary opponents and activist groups for support for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, but defended his position by saying the law helps provide opportunities for more meaningful employment, and a stronger workforce overall.
In an August 2001 speech given during a border summit, Gov. Rick Perry delivered a stirring endorsement of a law that passed through the Texas Legislature earlier that year with bipartisan support:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is reeling after a rough debate in Orlando, Fla., and is still taking heat for defending the law he signed 10 years ago, granting in-state tuition at Texas’ public universities to children of undocumented immigrants.
Today, Texas’ Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst piled onto the criticism of More…