Sponsored by Oregon Business

Support for higher education funding

| Print |  Email
Articles - May 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012

With the budget stretched and funding for higher education dropping, where should funding for Oregon’s public universities rank in the state’s myriad priorities? How important are the universities to business issues? The 551 respondents in this issue’s Input survey place a significant value on funding higher education, with 52% saying funding higher ed was a “very high” or “high” priority. The majority also said the state’s universities were important to economic growth, attracting business and educating future leaders. CFM Strategic Communications conducted the survey of Oregon Business readers in late March.

0512_InputGraph_01

0512_InputGraph_02

0512_InputGraph_03

 

Comments   

 
Curtis Johnson
+2 #1 Wrong questionsCurtis Johnson 2012-04-24 19:53:06
You're asking the standard journalistic questions. Think about what matters. How can you get the system to change so that Oregon has a world-beating proportion of people prepared for the jobs we can see coming? This is not just a matter of setting "priorities." Those are goals. The focus has to shift to strategies -- how to make it happen. The governor's 40/40/20 plan is on the right track - but execution is the key. Making it happen.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Melvis
+1 #2 Sacred CowMelvis 2012-05-10 18:27:05
Fellow Oregonians . . . at some point, you have to kill one of your two sacred cows: no sales tax (the other one being full serve gas). We can no longer rely on property taxes alone to fund education in Oregon. I know . . . you think you're being taxed too much already. Yawn.

It's about time we implement a consumption tax. Exclude groceries and clothing, but a 3 percent sales tax for education would be a HUGE STEP. And absolutely necessary if we are to improve our overall standard of living in Oregon.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Help Wanted: Poached Jobs aids restaurateurs

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

“We thought there was room for something new.”


Read more...

Everything old is new again: How the EEOC is reinventing itself

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BY TAMSEN LEACHMAN | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

It is important to understand the EEOC’s priorities, and ensure that your leadership understands the shifting expectations of regulators and the heightened standards to which you (and they) may be held.


Read more...

Announcing the date of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon event

News
Friday, March 20, 2015
OBM-100-best-Green-logo-2015-250pxwBY OB STAFF

Join us to celebrate and network with Oregon’s best green workplaces!


Read more...

4 winners and losers in the Kitzhaber scandal

The Latest
Thursday, February 12, 2015
021315-govorno-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Examining the governor's rapid fall from grace in a "bizarre" and "unprecedented" saga.


Read more...

Beyond Bodegas

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development. 


Read more...

Emperor of the Sea

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan

Pacific Seafood, one of the world’s largest processors, is rebranding as a more transparent and consumer-friendly operation. A controversial CEO and monopoly accusations from coastal fishermen complicate the tale.


Read more...

Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
IMG 9975cneditPHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS