The cost of education

Did you see that the UNC system is asking for $266 million in increased funding from the state over the next five years?  And that doesn’t include the cost of enrollment growth, which could be about $25 million per year.

It strikes me as a lot of money given the current economy and unemployment rates.  I know education is important, and I’m not questioning the value of the UNC system.  But with lots of college graduates unable to find graduate level employment, and with a struggling economy and budgets in need of trimming, should we be spending so much additional money on the UNC system?


Julie Tisdale / City and County Policy Analyst

Julie Tisdale is City and County Policy Analyst at the John Locke Foundation. Before coming to the Locke Foundation as the research publications coordinator, she worked at the...

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