Posted by | April 24, 2012 17:24 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

This is not a good sign for a country that wants to compete in science and engineering.  The University of Florida announced it is dropping its computer science department.  Stephen Salzberg explains:

The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments.

Salzberg also points fingers:

Actually, the real villains here are the Florida state legislators, who have cut the budget for their flagship university by 30% over the past 6 years.

Public universities across the country are facing draconian budget cuts.  The consequences will be felt for decades.

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Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.