Money matters, if you spend it on what works

*Money only matters if you use it in ways that produce results. Sometimes spending more money - like on education - doesn't produce a higher-quality service.

The legislature is rejecting the governor's proposed reductions to higher education - an amount that was a mere 5 percent of total state appropriations. The governor's prosal left higher education with about the same amount of money as in the 2005-07 biennium - a period when UNR spent over $30,000 per pupil and UNLV spent over $16,000 per pupil and neither university graduated even half its students within six years. See for yourself at The Education Trust's higher education database.

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