Classroom and Campus Professionals Call for Public Hearings In Wake of Higher Education Cuts

Stakeholder Input Needed Before Considering Kean Task Force Recommendations, Bonding and Mergers
TRENTON…Governor Christie’s last‐minute higher education budget vetoes will force many New Jersey students out of school and limit opportunities for others to start. New Jersey educators have a better plan than increasing college and university tuition while bonding instead of budgeting. A working group of unions representing more than 30,000 public and private higher education faculty and staff are calling for controls on tuition, more public oversight and stakeholder representation on governing boards to improve accountability from executives.…

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Anxiety in N.J. over college-aid funding

Officials with the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey, the state conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees said Thursday that in addition to its effect on tuition and aid, Christie’s budget would result in fewer faculty and programs, less research, and larger classes.
Already, they said, New Jersey ranks near the bottom nationally in state funding for higher education.…

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