Friday, March 13, 2015

Illinois Bill Threatens Professors’ Cherished Perk: Tuition Breaks for Their Children

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13th, 2015

Illinois lawmakers have put a benefit commonly offered to college employees — tuition breaks for their children — on the chopping block at public universities in response to a big expected cut in state spending on higher education.
A measure pending before the Illinois House of Representatives’ State Government Administration Committee would phase out tuition waivers for public-university employees. Strongly opposed by the universities and unions representing their faculty and staff members, House Bill 403 calls for the repeal of laws that provide a 50-percent tuition waiver to the children of people who have been employed by one or more of the state’s public universities for at least seven years.

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