Tuesday, July 22, 2003

More on the increasing financial self-sufficiency of U.Va.

InsideUVa has this article on "decentralization" in funding for the University (written by my old University Journal comrade Dan Heuchert) and this account of the efforts of the law school and graduate business school at the University of Virginia to operate without any money from the Commonwealth.

The legislators ought to feel embarrassed every time they think about this, that two of the best graduate programs in the country decided that they would sooner be essentially private than subject themselves to the non-support of the General Assembly. Instead of operating to showcase what Virginia can do in public education, these programs show instead that the best plan for success is to have as little as possible to do with Virginia's politicians.

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