- City suspends liquor license for downtown Cape bar; owners say they want to fix problems (3/26/17)7
- Mall aboard: Future requires evolution at West Park Mall (3/24/17)24
- Legal discrimination complaint, ethics complaint filed in Scott City government (3/22/17)13
- Former Southeast softball coach sues Board of Regents; seeks damages and her job back (3/23/17)15
- Former Scott City administrator: 'I was forced to resign' (3/21/17)6
- Triplett manslaughter case set for July 2018 (3/21/17)2
- Lawmakers put prevailing wage in crosshairs; laborers object (2/12/17)10
- Chaffee district seeks bond issue for classrooms, property (3/26/17)4
- 'Construction with finesse' (3/26/17)2
- Cramped quarters: April 4 proposition aims to ease crowding in Perry County District Schools (3/23/17)4
Help keep funding for higher ed
Higher education is a crucial part of growth in the country. It provides businesses with a workforce that is ready and willing to perform jobs as well as learn new ones.
Big businesses were some of the strongest proponents of the public education system. They realized that access to a workforce that was well-educated could increase production and ultimately help build and strengthen our nation on both a domestic and international scale. Affordable pricing for higher education to the public is a necessity.
State funding for higher education needs to be competitive with other states' funding. Missouri is the 48th-ranked state for higher education funding. The state needs to provide a balanced tuition budget to make education affordable for all potential students.
We are journalism students at Southeast Missouri State University. Being able to continue our education is vital. Many students are barely getting by with what tuition is now. Gov. Jay Nixon met with the presidents of the public universities and proposed that if they kept their tuition rates the same as fiscal year 2009 that funding would remain the same.
We urge you to act and help us make this happen. Keeping higher education affordable will benefit everyone, not just the students.
Here are numbers to get involved. To contact your state senator, call 573-751-4806. To contact your state representative, call 573-751-3659.
Thank you for your support.
CHRISTINA CHAPMAN, MATT PASHIA, MARK BUESSE, Cape Girardeau