Gutting higher education in Kentucky

The Lexington Herald Leader is tracking the layoffs in public higher education in Kentucky. For example, Northern Kentucky is cutting 105 positions, Morehead State 64, and Murray State 42.

Layoffs, tuition hikes: Track budget cuts at Kentucky universities
Kentucky’s state universities are grappling with nearly a decade of budget cuts, about $170 million in all. Over the next two years, they’ll have to cut another 4.5 percent. As the schools prepare their biennial budgets, which have to be ready in June, they are announcing exactly how they will address deficits caused by decreased state support and increased costs for pensions and health care. Nationally, Kentucky is losing ground against other states, which are starting to reinvest in higher education.

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