Category Archive: cost of higher ed

Did Secretary Sebelius mean to cut public health training grants?

While public health workers do not direct air traffic and therefore don’t grab national attention when furloughed or defunded, public health workers are essential to our country’s safety too. We’ll notice when there aren’t enough public health workers. But by then, it may be too late to deal with the… Read More

Protecting public universities

Three big issues 1. Budget pain lingers: A new report  from the National Science Board painted a grim picture of budget cuts public universities have taken over the last several years. While we at UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC system have felt (and feel) the pain, many states have fared much worse…. Read More