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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Six (6) State University Presidents to Speak Tonight

Talk about clash of the Titans - Town Hall is having an event with 6 of the state's university presidents plus the usual suspects from Microsoft and Boeing and other business types. 

Sorry I didn't see this sooner but it will be very interesting.  I believe they record their events so you should be able to see it another times.

WA State Presidents Promote  Higher Education Funding in Washington

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Great Hall; enter on 8th Avenue. $5.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope this brings sorely needed pressure to the state to quit cutting higher-ed dollars. I am glad to see the "usual suspects" of Boeing and Microsoft bringing their political clout to bear on this issue.

One thing that all parents in Washington state need to recognize is that as bad as the cuts have been to the K-12 system, they have been even more devastating to higher education.

When you lobby your legislator to protect K-12 funding, please remember that your children will be beyond 12th grade one day, and you might be surprised at what faces your family at that point, in terms of sky rocketing tuition, lack of access to the state universities because of continued cuts, and lack of programs due to a lack of funding.

Washington state business and education leaders need to stand together to force our government to no longer divest investment in our future by cutting higher ed funding.

Signed,

Looking Beyond senior year