It's becoming clearer. The Republicans want to eliminate education, so that the masses are reduced to uneducated serfs laboring for their lords, and these serfs die off or starve if they get sick.
In Louisiana, the flagship state university is preparing bankruptcy plans. Thanks, Gov Bobby Jindal!
LSU and many other public colleges in Louisiana might be forced to file for financial exigency, essentially academic bankruptcy, if state higher education funding doesn't soon take a turn for the better.In Kansas, school districts are closing early this year due to lack of funds. Thanks, Gov Sam Brownback!
Louisiana's flagship university began putting together the paperwork for declaring financial exigency this week when the Legislature appeared to make little progress on finding a state budget solution, according to F. King Alexander, president and chancellor of LSU.
"We don't say that to scare people," he said. "Basically, it is how we are going to survive."
Six school districts in Kansas will close early this year, following budget cuts signed in March by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.....You may not like Hillary or the Democrats, craven bunch that they are, but at least they support the concept of public education.
Brownback has championed tax and spending cuts since he was elected in 2010. The governor's school funding reform this spring came less than a year after the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that some of the state's spending cuts to education were unconstitutional.