Campus Cutbacks Hit the Classroom. Many public universities have reluctantly begun chopping away at academics, making it harder for students to graduate on time. By Greg Winter. [New York Times: Education]
i will say that i think that there may be much more politics involved in some of these occurances than perhaps should be.
nonetheless my position is: raise taxes and guarantee the success of the future by investing in education. the booms of the 80's-90's are probably much more an effect of the huge investment in education int the 60's-70's than anything else. of course, comparative funding levels now point toward a much less optimistic future, but you see this is a choice voters can make, they can tell their state governments to pay for education.