Category: Education

Dean Juárez Speaks Out on Arts Budget Cuts

By the numbers: $1.68 = One grande coffee. $1.46 =  Amount of yearly U.S. (state and federal) arts funding per person. In a recent letter to the editor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Benjamín Juárez, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, explains how arts infrastructure is being “dismantled” by shrinking state and […]

Governor Scott’s Shortsighted Proposal

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has proposed reducing state aid to educational programs that are not in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. This is a bad idea. I support Michael Crow’s (president, Arizona State University) position that our graduates must have the “ability to understand the complexity and interrelatedness of our cultural, […]