THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Gov. Bruce Rauner Declares War on Higher Education and the Poor in Illinois

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on February 22, 2015

JONATHAN TURLEY

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Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor

I have to give Governor Bruce Rauner credit for not taking long to show his hand and publicly attack the Higher Education system in Illinois.  It has only been a few weeks since he was inaugurated and he recently unveiled his budget.  A budget plan that slashes over $200 million just from the University of Illinois alone.

At the very time Gov. Rauner announced he wants to slash the Higher Education budget for all universities in the State of Illinois by almost a third, he claimed that his budget makes education a priority! 

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