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Issue Position: Higher Education

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The Corbett and Republican budget cut $220 million -- almost 20% -- from the 14 state-owned universities, plus another $212 million (10%) from community colleges. Again, these cuts are baffling -- how can Pennsylvania hope to create family-sustaining jobs if we cannot provide students with the academic or technical skills that they need to compete in the 21st century?

As State Representative, I promise to:

* Restore the massive funding cuts that have taken place under Governor Corbett.

* Support continued investment in alternatives to "traditional" four-year Colleges, including Community Colleges and technical programs.


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