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Sat Oct 18, 2014, 10:40 AM

Outstanding article at Plunderbund: Kasich’s Mishandling Of Higher Ed Is A Problem For Everyone

There is a lot of really important information in the article

Here is a really important fact that I did not know:"In this context, it is important to note that instructional costs – professors’ salaries and benefits – are not a burden on the universities and on average make up less than 30 percent of Ohio universities budgets."

Another great point: "Gov. Kasich named Ohio State University President Gordon Gee to chair a task force on access and affordability. Before finally leaving OSU after his anti-Catholic remarks, investigations into his compensation revealed some shockingly irresponsible facts – not only was Gee’s salary outrageous – he drew more than $8.6 million between 2007 and 2012 – but according to the Dayton Daily News, his expenses were $7.7 million over the same period. Clearly, naming Gee, the poster-child for administrative bloat, to lead a task force on access and affordability shows just how disconnected the administration has been from the reality of university operations."

Finally more theft of public tax dollars from the Third Frontier initiative that Ohioans voted for:"We knew things were going to change when Kasich referred to professors as “eggheads” during an event at Cincinnati State. And then, despite the really great and responsible work done by our universities with Third Frontier research, Kasich announced that he would be funneling that public money into private sector hands instead, saying that business executives would better know what to do with money. In 2011 alone, Kasich gave away $14.9 million from Third Frontier taxpayer funding to economic development agencies mainly connected to chambers of commerce."

The bold areas were put there by me.

Kasich and his cronies know no bounds in stealing from Ohioans. What a mess.


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Erich Bloodaxe BSN Oct 2014 #1

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Sat Oct 18, 2014, 11:02 AM

1. And Kasich is almost certain to be re-elected, thanks to Dems

basically giving up on the poorly-vetted Dem candidate for the Governorship. Highly frustrating.

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