Hiring freeze at state colleges

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The state's budget crisis is hitting the state's universities as well. Here at Southern, and at Eastern, Western and Central as well, they are now in a hiring freeze.

According to the Hartford Courant, this comes at a time when there are already not enough professors.

Governor Dannel Malloy's big plan for higher education reform brought down administrative costs by five and a half million dollars. They were going to use that money to hire new professors, but now Malloy's budget cuts take back seven million from the state universities. That's the reason for the hiring freeze.

Malloy is cutting UConn's budget by $10 million. The Courant says UConn's trustees have no plans to stop hiring.

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Trim the fat . . . Don't feel obligated to keep people on because they are your friend, they are tenured, etc. If they don't have courses to teach because the field has changed, or they are not invested in their jobs, or if you are searching for a place for them to fit (this happens, people - been there!)...cut them loose. You would be amazed how much more efficient budgets would be if these simple considerations were made.
If you have kids, you should be TAXED additionally per child if they are in state or city run schools. This could help close the gap, Either that or you should pay tuition for your kids to use the education system. Why should those with kids expect everyone else to give them a free ride???
Keep cutting the worthy funding (educated young people who stay in CT, benefit the state) to fund the programs that weaken the state.

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