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Budget-cutting choices are difficult and painful – for everyone, that is, except Gov. Rick Perry, who still jets around the country, bragging about all the “belt-tightening” in Texas. But one alleged “cost-saving” proposal making the rounds of higher education administrators is so obviously unrealistic as to be silly.

Before I explain, I will digress for a moment.

On one hand, I have some sympathy for university regents and administrators who, like other public agency heads, have to try to provide important, critical services while their budgets continue to shrink. But my sympathy for higher education leaders also is limited because, although they know better, they continue to help the governor slash and burn because they don’t have the courage to tell him he is wrong.

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