KCTCS cuts 500 faculty, staff positions

Facing what will be a decade of budget cuts, Kentucky’s community college system has cut more than 500 positions. Source: KCTCS cuts 500 faculty, staff positions It appears that our Commonwealth (and Goobernator Beavis by proxy) has decided that some people should not get a post-secondary degree. They can find other careers along with all
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This article does some weird false “balancing” in light of what amounts to a report that performance funding is a trojan horse to grab the reins of university power. The Century Foundation says the performance-based funding model is reinforcing disparities within public higher education and is doing little to move the needle on completion. Source:
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R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party

An absolutely scalding indictment of the G.O.P.  A consummation devoutly to be wished and sadly to be watched. Read. Read. Read. Donald Trump crushed 16 GOP opponents in one of the most appalling, vicious campaigns in history. His next victim? The entire Republican Party Source: R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party

The dark side of the force…this is why public funding for public goods becomes private funding for private goods. All hail the Brothers Koch. Five million dollars has been earmarked for conservative institutes at Arizona’s public universities. Source: $5 Million Is Going To Koch-Backed Think Tanks In Arizona Universities. Professors Are Angry. | ThinkProgress

House and Senate negotiators abruptly stopped their work on a budget at 11:30 p.m. Sunday without any plans to meet again. “Honestly, we’re at a complete impasse,” Senate budget chairman Chris McDaniel, R-Latonia, said early Monday. McDaniel also said the full legislature would meet Tuesday for the final day of this year’s General Assembly. Source:
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