Former Ann Arbor publisher and University of Michigan regent Phil Power recently described higher education funding in Michigan in his typically direct way, noting that higher education in Michigan has withstood seven straight cuts since 2000, making “our state nearly first in the nation at cutting support for colleges. While it will certainly help if [Gov.] Snyder can get the legislature to add his requested $76.9 million for higher education, Michigan still should be greatly embarrassed that it spends more on warehousing criminals in state prisons ($2 billion) than on public universities ($1.5 billion).”

Quoted from a February 25, 2014, MLIVE guest editorial by David Eisler, president, Ferris State University: Snyder’s higher education funding proposal ‘reverses decade of decline in funding”

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