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‘Arizona can now rank 55th or 56th in education.’ charcoal

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: The University of Arizona will have to lay off 200 people and reduce outreach and arts programs after the state Legislature reduces funding by $57 million. Three museums will close.

Your take: Well, at least no one is gloating. The Citizen’s online community recognizes the reductions are forcing taxpayers to take a long look at their legislators, and themselves.

Some representative comments:

• “Schoolkids can just visit prisons now for field trips. Maybe that will scare them smart.” – coachjen

• “The tax-paying public voted for the people who agreed to cut university funds. And for the people who overspent and created the deficit. The tax-paying public needs to pay more attention when they vote.” – dta

• “We . . . must determine whether we want higher education for the privileged few or whether education is a resource which should be open to all and not only benefits the individual but . . . the entire state.” – 2235

• “More emphasis needs to be placed upon long-term planning, not simply what to cut in the next year. Cutting education and technical training too much will help the budget for a year or two and then hinder the state for years.” – DrDoLittle

• “Cutting education and infrastructure will lead to even less economic growth. Our business leaders at Raytheon and others agree . . . why can’t our GOP leadership?” – 3395





For Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

1Comcast has “some leads” in Super Bowl porn incident.

2Budget fallout: UA to lay off 200, close three museums.

3Our opinion: Brewer signs shameful, unimaginative budget fix.

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