Last week, we posted a policy brief comparing the House and Senate budgets’ treatments of higher education. Both budgets propose significant tuition hikes on state-resident undergraduate students, with the increases in the Senate budget somewhat greater than those in the House budget (11–16 percent vs. 11–13 percent).
We have posted a new policy brief on higher education in the House and Senate budgets, titled "Higher Education: State Funding Down, Tuition Up." It is available through this link.
Following last week's brief on proposed 2011-13 expenditures in the human services budget area, today we take a look at public schools. (See also this brief for an overview of the House and Senate budget plans.)
That's my subject in today's Everett Herald column.
As I rarely go to movies and don't own a TV, my thoughts on the Academy Awards are not worth sharing. So I'll just refer you to AWB president Don Brunell's post on Waiting for Superman.
As I discussed in an earlier post, the Senate version of the early action supplemental budget cut general fund–state funding to the higher education coordinating board (HEC Board) for the state need grant by $25.4 million. The Senate supplemental budget backfilled this loss in two steps.
This follow-up to Emily’s earlier post on the Senate’s early action supplemental budget proposal (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1086) provides a bit more detail with respect to higher education.
That's the theme of my column today.
The Research Council has looked at the issue many times over the years. Gov. Gregoire's call for education reorganization, with specific implications for the elected superintendent of public instruction, raises the question: why stop there?
Let me know what you think.