Money matters, if you spend it on what works

Patrick Gibbons

*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.