- State-by-State Fact Sheets: Higher Education Cuts Jeopardize Students’ and States’ Economic Future
These fact sheets from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show that funding cuts have often been accompanied by tuition hikes and cuts in campus staff and programs that may reduce the quality of education for students.
- Outsourcing Higher Education Support Services: The Wrong Choice
State funding for higher education has been on the decline for decades. But privatization-based cost saving measures lead to a loss of accountability, fail to save money and lower the quality of services, while harming workers and the local economy.
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Higher education updates from the AFSCME Information Highway
- The Biggest Problem for State Higher-Ed Policy? Federal Higher-Ed Policy
- Nearly 1 in 5 female college students are single moms
- Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree
- Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2016: First Look (Provisional Data)
- Everything Passes, Everything Changes: Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
Higher education coverage from the AFSCME Privatization Update
- Education Department chooses firm with ties to Betsy DeVos for debt-collection contract
- A New Betsy DeVos Proposal Would Make It Much Tougher For Students To Get Loan Forgiveness
- New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards
- Union Action Sparks Awareness as Labor Issues Continue
- Pay for Success Feasibility Tool Kit