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Marty: Solons Trash Higher Ed, Too

Instead of urging Idaho's young people to "go on" to college, perhaps the Albertson Foundation would do well to focus its efforts on the Legislature. At the rate lawmakers are disassembling Idaho's colleges and universities, there won't be any place in Idaho for its students to "go on" to. The latest assault came Friday, when the budget committee sliced another 3.5 percent in state support from Idaho's colleges and universities. All told, funding for higher education has slipped 24 percent in the last three years/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Would you support raising taxes to protect higher education?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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