This editorial will appear in Sunday’s print edition.
Some lawmakers have big plans for helping students get college and technical degrees. Unfortunately, they don’t have big plans for paying for it.
The Legislature’s record of funding college opportunity is abysmal, even factoring in the economic whirlwinds of the Great Recession. It typically uses the higher education system – universities, community and technical colleges – as a fiscal piggy bank. It’s the easiest thing to break when money runs short.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently released a report on what’s happened to public colleges since the recession hit. …