Predicting one’s own future is an uncertain business.
But when institutions known for their prognosticating
skills predict your future, you might
want to listen. This lesson is one that America’s
institutions of higher education seem to be failing.
After looking at the budget proposal by the
Trump administration, Moody’s Investors Service
painted a grim financial future for the nation’s
colleges and universities. According to their
analysis, Trump’s budget proposal to slash federal
research funding and end financial support
for the arts and humanities would irreparably
harm institutions that rely on those government
Romero, A. 2017. Moody’s paints grim picture for higher education. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 10 April 2017, p. 3.