Posted: Oct 5, 2010 6:13 AM
Updated: Oct 5, 2010 10:54 AM
Source: Associated Press
The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week.
Links for Literacy hopes to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.
Jennifer Saputo, a member of Link for Literacy, tells The Advertiser that if they sit back and allow the kinds of cuts being considered, students will pay far more for it in the future.
Since 2008, the budget for higher education has been slashed by 45 percent.
This year, universities have been asked to prepare budgets that could cut an additional 35 percent but the Jindal administration has said it's unclear whether the cuts will be that bad.
The rally will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the quad on campus.