Former UNC System President Bill Friday has a warning for state legislators facing a potential $3.3 billion revenue shortfall next year: Cutting another 10 or 15 percent from the budget would simply be “too destructive” for North Carolina’s system of higher education.
Friday says recent tuition hikes have made it nearly impossible for the typical middle class family to send two children to college these day.
His concern comes on the heels of a new Budget & Tax Center report that finds another round of severe cuts would drive state spending to its lowest level in 40 years.
Friday joins us this weekend on News & Views to discuss the challenges facing the new UNC system president, who takes over in January. He also opens up about how the commercialization of college sports is harming the academic integrity of UNC-Chapel Hill and other universities across the country.
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