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Let's Not Get Carried Away On Education Spending

Let's Not Get Carried Away On Education Spending

For the first time in generations, North Dakota has a growing population. A booming population, in the western part of the state, and that means local officials are demanding more money for education. Some of the needs are real, though some are exaggerated. Case in point, after going into full-on alarmist mode about growing enrollment,

Dorso Column: The North Dakota House Trends More Conservative Than The Senate

I spent some time this week analyzing the makeup of the standing committees for the coming legislative session. As bills are taken up by each committee we will have a better idea of the characteristics and tendencies of the individual members and their committees as a whole. That being said, I’ll attempt to give the

North Dakota Is Part Of National Problem With Administrative Bloat In Higher Ed

Government subsidies for higher education, in the form low-interest student loans issued freely to all who ask, have allowed colleges to get away with huge increases in spending. This has manifested itself in a number of ways. Campuses are growing larger and more lavish, as one example, and universities have seriously inflated their payrolls both

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