Friday, May 3, 2013

Financing Nevada’s Higher Education System

Here is a simple formula for the demise of Nevada higher education:  One, zero funding from the state; two, totally inadequate income from research; and three, potential hundred thousand dollar  a year tuition for the students.  Obviously, three will never happen because students don’t have the money, and if they did, they’d rather go out of state to a higher quality school that costs far less.  You tell me how you can take the three components of financing Nevada’s higher education system and make the system productive.  I don’t have a clue.


  1. The general impression I get, and I am not an educator, is that higher education is linked to good paying jobs. Since 2000 over 45,000 American Factories have shut down. The USA isn't making stuff the world wants to buy. Service jobs and paper pushing does not make for a prosperous economy, production does.
    Who wants to spend 4 years or more going to college, spend 10's of thousands of dollars to work at a fast food joint?

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