If you believe that Sandoval’s starving of education in this state was designed only to eliminate inefficiencies in the higher education system, Sandoval completely misled you. You fell for this old “inefficiency” political game.
Believe it or not, the Nevada System of Higher Education has been efficiently operated for years. I know because I spent five years of my life looking at its financial structure. I understand money. I understand how to make it and how to keep it. I understand how to invest it and how to use it efficiently.
Sandoval’s budget cuts went far beyond reducing inefficiencies in the system. They destroyed programs. They left students stranded in the middle of their education with little or no hope of finishing because courses disappeared. These are some of the programs eliminated:
Master of Education – Physical Education
Bachelor of Science in Education – Physical Education
Master of Science – Physical Education
Bachelor of Science in Education – Workforce Education
Educational Specialist – Special Education
Master of Science – Special Education
Doctor of Education – Special Education
Doctor of Education – Educational Leadership
Education Specialist – Educational Leadership
Master of Science – Sport and Leisure Services Management
BSHA – Hospitality Management
BSHA – Food Service Management
BSHA – Lodging and Resort Management
BSHA – Meetings and Events Management
Bachelor of Science – Culinary Arts Management
Bachelor of Science – Culinary Arts Management – Beverage Management
Bachelor of Science – Recreation
How would you like to look at a catalogue of a college and learn that the school is withering away? Do you believe that it would make you eager to go to that school?