- 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
- A century of educational inequality in the United States
- “They’re Not Alone”: An Oral History of the Pennsylvania Faculty Strike of 2016
- COVID-19 and the Higher Education Quandary
- Education Finance Reform and the Great Recession: Did State Policy and Fiscal Federalism Improve Education Spending, School Resources, and Student Achievement in Pennsylvania?
- The Effect of Higher Education Performance Funding on Graduation Rates
Higher education coverage from the AFSCME Privatization Update
- Safety violations at UM dining hall mean proposed fines of $134,000 for managing company
- Pa.’s student aid agency outsources jobs in hopes of increasing profits – and money for state grants
- The State Lawsuit That Could Set a Precedent for Nationwide Student-Loan Refunds
- Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of Student Debt Collection
- The Woman Standing in the Way of the Privatization of Thousands of Jobs in Tennessee Was Just Fired