Are Higher Ed Mission Statements Mere Window Dressing in New Mexico?


Higher education funding is “under the knife” nationwide. According to the liberal Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, no fewer than 43 of the 50 states have cut funding for higher education. New Mexico was one of those states as Gov. Martinez proposed $38 million in cuts to higher education spending in New Mexico in 2011, a 3.8 percent cut from the previous year.