A number of universities have faced financial challenges in recent years, but not all are on the brink of bankruptcy.
A new report from the National Association of State University Teachers outlines the state of the Kentucky academic landscape, saying it’s more difficult to afford textbooks this year than in years past.
The report, titled “Kentucky’s academic landscape: Is there money for textbooks?” was released Tuesday.
“There are not enough dollars for textbooks,” said Michael Breen, president of the group, which represents more than 1,000 universities across the country.
“It’s a crisis.”
Breen said the report was released in response to a request from lawmakers from both parties, who have been pushing for greater funding for textbooks.
Some lawmakers in both parties have proposed funding for more than $4 billion for state colleges and universities.
Breele said lawmakers need to act immediately.
In a statement, Gov.
Matt Bevin (R) said he is “extremely disappointed” by the report.
As part of its ongoing budget process, Kentucky will review its budget for 2018-19, and the governor will continue to make recommendations to the legislature, Breen said.
Earlier this month, Bevin ordered a review of all Kentucky public colleges and university systems, and will consider any recommendations for additional funds.
– University of Louisville professor and author David McAfee, a co-author of “Breadcrumbs to the Future: How to Make History in the Age of Trump,” said Kentucky universities are facing a financial crisis.
I think that a lot of these universities are really struggling to pay the bills, and there is not enough money in the budget to fund their academic programs,” McAfee said.
McAfee is a professor of humanities and director of the Center for Humanities and Social Policy at the University of Louisville.
He said he’s also concerned about how many students have gone to Kentucky’s public colleges.
McAfee said some of these colleges are in a “gold rush” mentality, hoping that by attending the institution, they will be able to secure a degree.
For instance, some students go to Kentucky State University, which has just one faculty member and one student.
That’s a very bad situation,” McAntes said.
The report says Kentucky universities have experienced a decline in enrollment since the last time the state had a budget surplus, which occurred in 2008-09.
At the time, there was a surplus of $834 million in Kentucky’s budget.
During the recession, the state was able to reduce spending and fund new programs, which helped the state recover from the recession.
That’s now gone.
Instead, the report says universities are struggling to meet enrollment goals and funding needs.
It’s also been a struggle for Kentucky colleges to keep up with the growth of the Internet.
There are some campuses in Kentucky that are having to shut down due to the growth, according to the report, and other campuses have experienced budget shortfalls, including at some schools.
Most of the universities in the report are located in the western part of the state.
While McAfee sees the state’s budget woes as temporary, the authors say there’s a long-term problem.
They point to a 2016 report by the National Bureau of Economic Research that said the U.S. economy is in a recession, and a 2015 report by a bipartisan group of congressional leaders found that the U,S.
faces a deficit of $2.6 trillion in the next 10 years.
President Donald Trump’s administration has sought to cut spending, including by eliminating a program called the Public Broadcasting Service.
Critics have said that would lead to higher costs for taxpayers and potentially result in a reduction in the amount of public funding that universities receive.
A spokesperson for the U of L said it will be working with lawmakers to address the report’s findings and will not comment on specific programs.
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