The Budget Breakdown: Trimming higher ed may erode job opportunities
Originally published January 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Larger college classes? Fewer teaching assistants? Freezes in faculty salaries?
At a time when the governor wants to cut basic health care, adding 100 students to a freshman lecture class at the University of Washington doesn’t sound like much of a state crisis.
For a different viewpoint, consider the situation faced by Brian Bershad, a former UW computer-science professor who is now the engineering site director for Google Seattle/Kirkland. He’d like to hire more UW computer-science engineers — a lot more.
“If the UW could produce 1,000 amazing engineers every year,” Bershad said, “we’d find a way to hire them.”
Read the full article at seattletimes.nwsource.com.