Sunday, February 21, 2016

Illinois’s higher-ed crisis on the evening news

NBC Nightly News has taken notice: Illinois students ponder their future amid ongoing state budget crisis.

If the scenes of protest at the Illinois State Capitol recall 2011 scenes of protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, it’s no coincidence. Bruce Rauner is our version of Scott Walker.

Missing from the NBC story: hundreds of layoffs, and countless other consequences: lack of money for photocopying, for styrofoam food containers in college dining halls, for student travel to present work at conferences, and on, and on, and on.

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