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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    I thought Jindal was doing an OK job when he was first elected. Now I can't find a single person that supports him. Now that he's ****ed everything up he's acting like a little bitch.
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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I don't have much sympathy for the school.. sorry.

    there's an awful lot of money floating around in terms of sports and merchandising...not to mention the tuition dollars that are already paid, exorbitant book prices, etc.

    the salaries that are made by coaches, administrators and professors is just... damn...crazy.
    300 grand a year to be a assistant crash.. or 250 grand a year to teach a class?... bull****...absolute bull****.

    What professors make 250 grand a year? Maybe at the very best law schools and business schools I suppose it might be possible some one makes that amount of money, but the average professor salary is very low. Especially now that tenured professors are becoming so rare, and adjuncts and assistant professors are picking up the slack. Adjuncts make a very small amount of money.

    Otherwise I agree entirely. The administrators are probably the worst. They have administrators making millions, and what do we get out of it? And how can an academic establishment justify spending 7 million dollars a year on a football coach? It really is crazy.
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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Oh ya. Just the GOP going after education. Here in CT, our all democrat run state just proposed this:

    The budget lays out tens of millions of cuts for higher education. Malloy's proposed cuts have led to an approved tuition hike at the Board of Regents for institutions like community colleges, Central Connecticut State University and Eastern Connecticut State University.
    Malloy Defends Hundreds of Millions in Cuts | NBC Connecticut

    And our local:

    Higher education cut, local school aid flat in Malloy budget | The CT Mirror

    Malloy's budget proposes an overall cut of $10.6 million for UConn.

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    The state's dozen community colleges, four regional Connecticut State Universities and online Charter Oak State College face a $20.6 million cut, but say they will be $38 million short of what they need to continue existing programs.

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    Tuition has increasingly made up for reductions in state support. Tuition and mandatory fees to attend UConn rose by $738 from last school year to the current year. At the regional Connecticut State Universities, tuition and fees increased by $178.
    Yup, just those damn Republicans.

    He also is cutting funding to mental health which his commission said to increase when asked to help after Sandy Hook.

    The governor proposed cutting $25 million in grants for organizations that provide mental health services throughout Connecticut.
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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    This is great news. LSU will have to reduce their professors' pay and cut the cost of education to attract more students.

    If their bluff is called and they file those papers a judge will be setting the LSU employees' pay.

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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Frodly View Post
    What professors make 250 grand a year? Maybe at the very best law schools and business schools I suppose it might be possible some one makes that amount of money, but the average professor salary is very low.
    Wait, HOW Many UW System Employees Make More than Wisconsin's Governor? | Common Sense Central on News/Talk 1130 WISN

    The highest-paid professor earned $306,030. According to publicly available University of Wisconsin-Madison class schedules, he didn’t teach a single course during the fall semester, and is not teaching any courses this semester—instead overseeing graduate students as they write their theses.

    The second-highest paid professor also teaches economics at Madison and made $296,085. He taught two classes last semester and the same two this semester, though he did teach one with another professor.

    That professor made $232,583 himself yet is not teaching a single course by himself this semester.

    The ten highest-paid professors in the UW System all teach at Madison and earned an average salary of $269,253 but are only teaching a total of 15 different courses. Four of those ten professors are only teaching one course, and only one is teaching three.
    Sure, talk radio.. But the salaries earned are sourced pretty well.

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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    This is great news. LSU will have to reduce their professors' pay and cut the cost of education to attract more students.

    If their bluff is called and they file those papers a judge will be setting the LSU employees' pay.
    Just because someone is a republican doesn't mean they're fiscally competent, but in all fairness, and notwithstanding Dons take, this isn't all Jindals fault nor his policies, it is a variety of reasons, and it's not just affecting States like LA. New York state is also in trouble, CA, and most of the red states.. The economy as much as it is being reported that it is recovering, isn't recovering near enough, especially when you talk to the man on the street! Gov can flub the numbers all they want, but everyone of us knows people with good educations sitting on their thumbs right now, and that is never a good sign of a robust or even healthy economy.

    The truth is that more than 12% of the capable working class in this country are not working, much higher if you're black. SMB and mid-sized enterprises are struggling mightily with over-regulation and stagnation, not to mention Obamacare and other responsibilities. People just can't afford to send their kids to schools that charge a tremendously outrageous tuition, nor can they afford to send their little darlings to major in crap educations like psychology and liberal arts..


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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post

    Sorry, I forgot to include economics in my post. There are a few departments where professors are more highly paid, as those departments bring a lot of money back into the university. Outside of those departments, the average professor makes nowhere near that amount. So referencing a few outliers doesn't actually say much about the issue.
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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    One can ask "Is the La. Government making drastic cuts or are they forcing a previously bloated system to reform by starving the beast?"
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Just because someone is a republican doesn't mean they're fiscally competent, but in all fairness, and notwithstanding Dons take...
    I was clear in mentioning both the Governor and Legislature. I agree that the Governor is not solely to blame.

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    Re: LSU drafting 'academic bankruptcy' plan in response to state budget crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Frodly View Post
    What professors make 250 grand a year? Maybe at the very best law schools and business schools I suppose it might be possible some one makes that amount of money, but the average professor salary is very low.
    Below is general salary information for faculty in Louisiana and those at LSU-Baton Rouge:

    Faculty Salaries at Louisiana colleges - Chronicle Data

    Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge Faculty salaries - Chronicle Data

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