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Blog Post · April 12, 2016

Commentary: State Universities Are in a Budgetary Bind

This commentary was published in the New York Times on Monday, April 11, as a response to the question, “Are Public Universities Neglecting In-State Students?

Many people don’t realize that the statesnot the federal governmentare the primary funders of public higher education in the United States. Faced with periodic budget crises, competing priorities and difficulty in raising additional revenue, almost all the states have reduced their funding for higher education over the past couple decades.

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