Nevada Education Cuts and UNLV Bankruptcy Update:
More updates on the Nevada Higher Education cuts and UNLV's bankruptcy. The people in charge of Nevada's education were crying over all of the cuts starting back in 2007. Each time there were cuts they got madder and madder. All of the things they were warning about is now happening but only because of the looming larger cuts but not from the smaller ones that were made earlier. The Conservatives are saying that they are blowing things out of proportions and are doing it again. I have to agree with the Conservative Activist in the Las Vegas Review Journal Article about this. I think they are overplaying what will happen. What people don't realize is that there's a lot of under the table deals with companies that the university and CCSD make. That's how programs like Trophies get used in the classroom and the Sub-Hub gets used to train new substitutes for fifteen dollars a pop. Neal Smartresk said the cuts would be "fatal" but the fact is that both the university and CCSD are top-heavy and that's part off the problem. Too many higher ups. However over 500 jobs have been lost as well as the university losing 1,000 class ssections. They are still considering filing for bankruptcy. CSN's president said that they turned away 5,294 students. That's nothing new but it could jump to 13,000 within the next year. Then we have Jim Rogers, former university chancellor and owner of Channel 3's parent company, trying to stick his opinion out there. This guy is the reason UNLV got overbloated to begin with so a lot of the blame for what's happening now, in my opinion, is his regime's fault. And of course the Hispanic parents wanted him to be the new CCSD Superintendent last year. And do what? Make things worse than they are already? Because CCSD is already management heavy and under him the same thing will happen. The guy's a hypocrite and I DON'T trust someone who controls the news to control education. That's what happens under some foreign regimes. UNLV officials also say that 33 degree programs and 300 jobs could be lost in the near future. CSN might have to close all of its satellite centers. Also tuition and fees could increase. My issue with all of this spending. How could spending get SO bad it's left us at this point? That doesn't make any sense. Overspending and overlooking the deficit led to all of this. According to conservative activist and blogger Chuck Muth all of this would only add thirty dollars cost per class at the community college level which is not a huge increase according to him. He does bring up a good point abot the state college being created to train nurses and teachers then why does UNLV still have those programs where they cost more. That is true. He also said that pay cuts to the most tenured staff would also help out with this. However the difference between the state's current funding and Governor Brian Sandoval's budget cuts is $162 million so there's no way all of that would cover the costs. Then to end the article there's another jab by Rogers about the cuts. THE CUTS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY! How in the hell do people not see this? Even with all of the protests and all of the whining about the cuts it's not going to change the fact that the cuts are inevitable because of overspending by the state. The state is spending too much and everyone has to take a hit. That's the truth of it all.