[Vision2020] Education spending

Tom Hansen thansen@moscow.com
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 18:14:36 -0800

Greetings Visionaires -

To an extent, I agree that the quality of an education provided by a school
district can be evaluated financially.

Teachers'/Instructors' salaries must be maintained at a competitive level
with their regional counterparts.  If salaries/wages are higher in other
communities than in Moscow, a majority of teachers/instructors will jump
ship for the sake of higher income.  This holds true at UI as well.  I have
noticed continuous changes of faculty in the College of Business since I
graduated in 1996.  Most of this attrition was caused by a tight budget at
UI coupled with the availability of professorships at other universities on
a higher pay scale.

Tom Hansen
UI '96