Thursday, May 28, 2009

More cuts to education

In what is not a new theme, the state's budget crisis is going to make it even harder for people to achieve higher education.

The governor proposes eliminating in phases the Cal Grant program, which gives college students up to about $9,000 on a needs-based scale. It helps those who can least afford college go to college.

Making it more difficult to obtain a college degree, though it could save money in the short-term, is a long-term loser.

Less education typically means less money made over a lifetime, which means less revenue for the state, and a less-educated workforce will not bode well for our overall future business prospects.

Just another example of how we're talking more and more about trashing the future in our effort to "save" the present.

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