"What about a little patience, cost control at state universities?" That was the editorial I choked down in Sunday's paper. What about a newspaper editor who takes the opposite view of the majority just to promote the sales and sensationalism of their publication.
What about the small amount of funding given to post-secondary programs to efficiently teach students?
You, as an editor, take pot shots into the dark, many times on subjects you know nothing about. I don't know how to run a paper, but I do know about the minimal budgets granted to post-secondary institutions. How do I know? I proudly teach in one of them and am expected by my administration and my students to deliver the best instruction and training I can provide.
However, I also know from this firsthand experience that a $3,000 part for a single machine and the skilled labor costs it takes to install that part crippled my meager budget last year. Who paid? My students paid. They paid by not having that amount of budget to supply training materials to them so they could further their education. Therefore, these same students had a piece of equipment to train on, but no materials to train with. This is only one instance of many throughout post-secondary education that can be documented each school year.