More Proposed Cuts to Higher Education Across the Country

In a country where skyrocketing tuition has caused student debt to soar above every other debt category except for mortgage debt, governors across the nation are proposing huge cuts to higher education.

This week, Illinois governor joined his counterparts in Louisiana and Wisconsin in proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to higher ed. 

[Illinois] Governor Rauner was not the only governor on Wednesday to draw criticism for proposed cuts in state support for higher education. Officials at both the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System said the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, would leave them a total of $78-million short of what they need, The Hartford Courant reported.

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