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Crain’s editorial: Budget mess sinking higher education in Illinois

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When Bruce Rauner was running for governor in 2014, he vowed he’d boost state spending on higher education while warning he’d also work with university administrators to reduce spending on overhead. Since moving to Springfield, Rauner has, euphemistically speaking, worked with public universities from one end of the state to the other to cut expenditures. If only he were true to his full promise.

Higher education in Illinois is withering. And if the state’s schools aren’t rescued soon, the damage could be profound and permanent…Read more.

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