Third world status for Louisiana?

Join the rest of us. Truth is there are no longer state funded colleges and universities.  More like private institutions with large state grants.

Education Officials: College cuts to send state to 3rd World status
“We are very much at risk of turning the higher education system in this state into one that serves a Third World country, not a First World,” Martin continued.

Higher education has suffered more than $270 million in budget cuts the past 20 months because of reduced state revenues. The ongoing fear of college officials is the so-called “cliff” year next summer when $290 million in federal stimulus dollars keeping colleges afloat will dry up.

“It won’t be recoverable in any of our lifetimes,” Martin said of the potential impact of the “cliff.”

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