I completely agree with former governor Hunt that cutting funding for universities was a bad move that needs to be reversed. Universities are where the development of future doers and innovators take place. Our country relies on good teachers, effective doctors, and the findings of scientists, to name a few. None of these individuals can be produced without an effective education. An effective education cannot take place if there is not enough funding to support needed resources, research, and staff. Cutting university funding is limiting the development of potentially life-saving findings, like the cure for cancer. In short, cuts in university funding is doing much more harm than good.
There is nothing more important than education. It advances society and produces more qualified employees that will, therefore, be able to secure jobs and lower the unemployment rate. Former Governor Hunt is completely correct in this statement claiming how the new governor should look to increase education funding rather than continue cuts. As an out-of-state student, my tuition is extremely high (although there is a percent subsidized by the state) compared to in-state students who's tuition is more subsidize. I cannot afford to have my tuition to increased anymore, but I do feel entitled to receive the highest education possible at UNC like I have been experiencing the past 3 years. I want that to continue, and if cuts keep occurring, I'm not confident that the educational quality will remain as high and a degree from UNC may not be as prestigious as it once was.
I definitely agree with Hunt that funding needs to be increased, not cut. The future of this country and the world relies on education, and if the government continues to cut education funding, then they are essentially cutting funding for the future. However, there's always an issue of not having enough money. Money must be cut from somewhere. Perhaps other large areas of spending like military spending or social security could be cut a little instead. Or perhaps, if the government invested more in education, the need for funding healthcare would go down because more people would be able to afford it themselves. I'm by no means an expert, but these are just some ideas. Many people, including myself, feel that education funding should increase, but for this increase to occur, other spending areas must be cut.
Education is vital for a successful future. Advancements in society can be achieved by educating the youth, who will one day be the leaders and shapers of America. Increasing funding for the university system may seem like a huge expense now, but in the long run, it will be worth the money. By educating the young and providing them with resources to enhance their knowledge and spur their creativity, we are opening countless possibilities for the future discovery of cures to deathly illnesses, solutions to global warming, and more technological advancements.
Yes we do have enough cuts and from a athlete's point of view its time to increase funds to make sure we're not going to bed hungry every night.