Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monaghan argues for higher education funding

LFT President Steve Monaghan's letter to the editor in today's Advocate is a stinging rebuke to those who believe it necessary to cut higher education funding in the face of a looming budget deficit (that just might be resolved by the stimulus package working its way through Washington).

Here's the money quote from the letter:

Our state failed to embrace public policies that contribute to a higher
quality of life for all citizens.

Let us move our public discourse beyond administrative nostrums to “learn
to do more with less.” That prescription has led us to ignore pressing needs for
far too long. Certainly, every tax dollar must be spent responsibly,
strategically and to build a better Louisiana. But the state must have enough of
those dollars to conduct the people’s business.

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