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Monday, March 25, 2013

While Kansas cuts higher education funds


This, from NBC News last evening at the same time the Kansas Legislature is cutting $29 million dollars more from the higher education budget:



On college campuses, many students striving to make the grade don’t have enough food to eat. Trying to tackle this challenge, colleges are now bringing food pantries onto campuses, hoping to help students through these tough times.

Across the U.S., safety-net programs aimed at reaching the nearly 1 in 7 Americans living in poverty struggle to reach those in need. Food stamp enrollment climbed to record levels following the recent recession, with nearly 48 million participants in December 2012.

Other states are trying to help their students in college.


Not Kansas:


House Speaker Merrick OK with 4 percent cut to higher

education

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