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Idaho Higher Ed Has Cut 72 Programs

Richard Westerberg, president of the State Board of Education, told legislative budget writers this morning, “Obviously the last three years have been difficult economic times.” At the state's colleges and universities, student fees have risen for the past four years while state funding has dropped, he noted. The schools have also had to eliminate an array of programs; in the past three years, 72 degree programs, 13 minors or certificate programs, and 28 professional-technical ed programs have been eliminated; there are another 20 requests pending to discontinue degree programs this year/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Do you think higher education in Idaho still delivers a quality product?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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