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Irresponsible TX House Budget Would Cut Community Colleges


January 15, 2015
Young Invincibles’ Statement on Irresponsible House Budget’s Cuts to Community Colleges
TX House Budget Would Cut Public Community College Funding by 4.5 Percent
[HOUSTON]–José Eduardo Sánchez, Acting Southern Director of Young Invincibles, released the following statement in reaction to the release of the Texas House of Representatives’ 2016-2017 biennium budget:
“Roughly 8 in 10 Texans holding a bachelor’s degree have interacted with the community college system. A recent report we released found that barriers to higher education attainment are a major player behind the state’s young adult racial wage gap. The cuts to community college funding in the House’s budget would jeopardize hardworking young Texans’ ability to get a degree, find work, and earn a decent wage. With the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board having called for a 13.8 percent increase in funding, the Senate and Governor should reject the House’s proposal and call it what it is – irresponsible.”