Phi Beta Cons

Cutting Oversized State-University Budgets Down to Size

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin writes about the need to pare down North Carolina’s spending on higher education in the face of a large budget deficit. He suggest six criteria for legislators to keep in mind — not just here in North Carolina, but in all the states.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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