Thursday, May 17, 2012

News Rewritten

State Funding  Reduced In Higher Education

As the recession yet not recovered and federal stimulus money ended, state funding for higher education has reduced. From a recent study it is known that total  state funding for higher education has increased only in nine states , where federal stimulus money also included. Rest of the 41 states are suffering from the reduction in various percentage- started from 1 percent in North Carolina to  41 percent in New Hampshire. As the federal money ended
the fund allotment declined about 20 percent or more in the  hardest-hit states like Arizona, Wisconsin and Louisiana.

In the annual Grapevine study for the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University, mentioned that  funding reduced nearly 8 percent , amounting about $6 billion in average statistics. When the money lost from the end of the American Reinvestment and tax revenue decreases,  funding capacity of state for higher education reduced .
The National Science Board also reported the same information about reduction last week. They said that nearly three-quarter of the nations 101 public research universities are suffering from state fund reducing from 2002 to 2010.
Chairwoman of the National Science Board committee that produced the report and vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Jose-Marie Griffiths mentioned its severe ness and expressed concern about the uncertainty of the future. In board report it was noted that the reduction will influence the education which will prepare the workforce to compete in a globalized, knowledge-based economy.
 The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association said in a statement that state reduction will  increase the tuition fees and create more pressure to recruit out-of-state students. It will create frustration about higher education to those students who need financial support. It will lessen student’s access to the training of being workforce in those states.

According to the specified report of the group, California has been getting 26 percent of national decline over the past two years which is amounting $1.5. Over the past five years the reduction percentage of Florida is 17.5 and it depends nearly 50 percent of its budget on tuition fees. It is getting reduced state financing for last 10 years. Florida is adjusting the deficits by merging departments, instituting hiring freezes and using temporary professors.

In science and engineering degrees US has been trailing Asia. In 2008 fifty-six percent degrees were awarded to Asia and only 4 percent in the U.S.. In the fields of natural science and engineering, 248,000 graduates turn out from US. In China the quantity is 1 million. It is a sticking change from 2000, when they produced 280,000. From South Korea, Taiwan and Japan come out 330,000 natural science and engineering graduates in 2008 , These are bigger numbers than the U.S., even though their population is not larger as like as US.

Palmer said that the aspiration for higher education exceeded the vitality of US economy right now. That is, to reach the target there is no support of state funding.

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