Bill Haslam is about to decide if Tennessee Parents and Taxpayers should be saddled with $1.5 billion more debt.
Bill, DON"T DO IT!!!
Higher Ed in Tennessee, like most other States, is run by a bloated, self-protecting bureaucracy that has become FAR TOO BIG and expensive. Billions in lottery money and absolutely ridiculous tuition hikes are being absorbed by the edu-bureaucrats like a dry sponge soaking up water. More will NEVER be enough.
Tuition could be cut substantially if just a few public colleges in Tennessee would focus on providing a quality, no frills, undergraduate education. But, of course, the education bureaucrats will fight that concept tooth and nail because they would then become accountable for all the ridiculous excess in their budgets.