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Unexpectedly: ‘Get Woke, Go Broke’ Meets ‘The Higher Education Bubble’ at Mizzou

Posted on | July 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

 

Remember when left-wing students at the University of Missouri threw a massive temper tantrum on campus? Remember how the #BlackLivesMatter mobs were egged on by radical faculty members like Melissa Click? “Social justice” can be quite expensive:

The University of Missouri recently announced major budget and staffing cuts, the latest move the university has made in response to financial and political crises following racial protests that rocked the public system’s flagship campus in fall 2015.
The school has suffered from a negative public image and reduced funding in the wake of the protests. State funding cuts and continuing depressed enrollment resulted in a $49 million budget shortfall. To cope, the administration laid off 30 employees and permanently eliminated 155 vacant positions.
A Missouri state representative told The College Fix that the university is “more concerned about the money, and image, than the student.” College students who decided not to attend University of Missouri said that the environment created by the protests, as well as high costs and unfavorable funding options, caused them to turn to other schools.

This is the “Get Woke, Go Broke” phenomenon (e.g., plummeting attendance and shrinking TV audiences for the NFL) demonstrated in the context of Glenn Reynolds’ warning about The Higher Education Bubble.

“Unexpectedly,” you might say.

Exit question: What does this portend for Claire McCaskill’s re-election?

 

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