American Sociological Association

Letter Regarding Proposed Funding Cuts for Higher Education in Alaska

March 5, 2019

A letter sent to government officials of Alaska by the ASA, along with 31 other professional societies, states "we express deep concern about Governor Dunleavy’s proposed funding cuts for higher education. While we understand that Alaska is currently facing financial constraints, a $134 million reduction in state support for the University of Alaska will undoubtedly have devastating consequences to the well-being of the state for generations to come....  A healthy local system ensures that many of the economic benefits of higher education remain local. Further, higher education helps to ensure a local workforce with the capacity to respond to rapidly changing economic, political, and social contexts."

Read the full letter here.

 

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