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    Isn't the basic argument that free will and free markets - even in higher ed, should win the day? Example:

    UMASS has over 400 staff in admin at $200K or higher - not one has been laid-off. Heck not one state employee has in MA - are all essential?

    In a free market higher ed, where taxpayer money is not supporting the cost, that would never happen - heck it might never even get that high in terms of the number of wage-earners being paid that much - not to work.

    On-line ed is going to take the place ( or a at least part of) of a lot of local schools curriculum - some like SUNH- appear to be capitalizing on that trend. Others, not so much. What's the Adam Smith quote? 'Creative destruction'.

    Inefficient Statist/Big government money just slows that process down - and places our kids and grandkids generations in unsustainable debt.


    No one has seen any nation, free or otherwise, print itself out of economic hardships - unless it is short term and it pays the debt off. We did that after 1945, not since. But then we had gold - if we didn't have a sufficient amount, we couldn't print dollars.

    That ended in 1971. Congress and Nixon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Sp...570009051.html

    Jeb Spaulding resigning

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    No surprise. He put himself into an impossible position.

    Many are celebrating, but the issues remain. We will see what happens.
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  4. #214
    Fiscally responsible & reasonable individual loses job is so phenomenally new Vermont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Fiscally responsible & reasonable individual loses job is so phenomenally new Vermont.
    I think that is being generous for Jeb.
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  6. #216
    https://vtdigger.org/2020/04/30/cast...ident-resigns/

    And note the NVU president is also looking for a job. You can't make this stuff up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeB-Z View Post
    https://vtdigger.org/2020/04/30/cast...ident-resigns/

    And note the NVU president is also looking for a job. You can't make this stuff up.
    Well, the NVU President put feelers out a while back.

    Shocking that the Chancellor decided to put stable CSU into chaos by unilaterally deciding he was going to fire the President and then move the NVU President over there. That obviously backfired badly. So now there are FOUR institutions with a serious clouds over their heads.

    A FOIA also revealed that the Chancellor had been warning the Governor and Legislature of issues a month before he unveiled the controversial plan.

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  8. #218
    An interesting quote from a letter to the editor in today’s newspaper:

    According to data from the U.S. Department of Education (IPEDS), the residential Vermont State Colleges (Castleton, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College) spend 66% more per student on administrative expenses than other comparable colleges. When the additional costs of the chancellor’s office are added, the contrasts are even more extreme.

  9. #219
    If they are spending money like that, I do not feel bad about them shutting down.. Sure, I feel for the employees earning workers wages, but an administratively bloated system should not continue to be funded.

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  10. #220
    The bad news just keeps coming for NVU-Lyndon.

    From VTDigger:
    The most precipitous enrollment downswings are forecast at Northern Vermont University, where school officials say that headcounts could drop by as much as 30% next year. Pearce’s analysis notes that, as of May 15, only 99 accepted applicants at NVU-Lyndon had submitted deposits for the fall. That’s exactly half as many as had made deposits by this time last year.

    https://vtdigger.org/2020/06/09/repo...ugh-next-year/

    Let's be honest. It's over for NVU-Lyndon. The people in denial about that reality are the last couple of people left at the party wondering who turned out the lights.

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