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    Rauner is seeking to destroy higher Ed. in Illinois

    Rauner's first two moves once in office are to destroy Unions and destroy higher education. The University of Illinois budget has already been cut by 35% over the last 15 years. Almost no faculty have gotten performance raises in that time other than those tied to tenure promotions, and few new faculty have been hired to replace the many that have left, resulting in massive reduction to courses offered and the quality of research programs. Rauner's budget will gut the University system by another 31.5%.

    In particular, the University of Illinois, Chicago campus is a quality institution whose mission is to serve local students (over 60% come from Chicago Public Schools). It allows local students to afford a 4-year University education at an institution with strong research programs, because they can remain living at home and work part time if needed.
    These cuts would be rather devastating to those students and that campus which has already suffered more than its share from state budget cuts over the last decade.

    Tuition in Illinois is already the 5th highest in the US, due to past cuts and will have to go up massively if Rauner's budget is approved.
    Most graduates already wind up with around $30k in debt.

    There is a petition to help stop those cuts here:

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/pro...d&r_by=4719969
    Last edited by ronburgundy; 04-28-2015 at 03:59 PM.

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    Destruction of State Institutions of higher learning seems to be a GOP goal.

    Days after LSU’s credit outlook lowered, national investors pull out of bond sale for campus projects

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronzeage View Post
    Destruction of State Institutions of higher learning seems to be a GOP goal.

    Days after LSU’s credit outlook lowered, national investors pull out of bond sale for campus projects
    Yeah, but that's people trying to make money not just tea party kinda Reich types. Its actually what lead to the lowered credit rating that is killing LA ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bronzeage View Post
    Destruction of State Institutions of higher learning seems to be a GOP goal.

    Days after LSU’s credit outlook lowered, national investors pull out of bond sale for campus projects
    Yeah, but that's people trying to make money not just tea party kinda Reich types. Its actually what lead to the lowered credit rating that is killing LA ed
    You lost me there. Which Reich is this?

    The state's drop in credit worthiness has made investing in its bonds too high a risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronzeage View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post

    Yeah, but that's people trying to make money not just tea party kinda Reich types. Its actually what lead to the lowered credit rating that is killing LA ed
    You lost me there. Which Reich is this?

    The state's drop in credit worthiness has made investing in its bonds too high a risk.
    I was being cute, but, the kind a I'd choose would be wearing brown shirts. Other than that I guess we agree it was the actions by the Governor and the Legislature that lead to failure of the education bond run.

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