Patrick Gibbons, a staff researcher at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, has a good column on higher education costs in the Reno Gazette-Journal. He cuts through the hype and runs down the realities of the present budget crunch and then offers some viable cost-saving solutions based on success stories from Virginia Tech and other universities.
Gibbons says Nevada needs to become better educated about delivering efficient, effective higher education services so rising costs (and fees) do not exceed inflation and income growth.
Jim Rogers and others need to leave the Stone Age behind and get with a financially responsible, 21st century program.
If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved in education reform in Nevada, consider attending this conference on Wednesday, January 14. E!! will be there to listen and learn along with many business and community leaders.