The future of education from kindergarten to college age students is changing. Whether that change is good or bad is yet to be determined, but we feel that one thing should not change: educational standards controlled by the government with appropriate funding.
Two campus departments issued statements to their students following recent executive orders signed by President Trump restricting persons from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the country.
This July, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a 21st century funding formula for higher education. The formula is an outcomes-based system, in which factors like degree completion and reducing costs will be something universities will be rewarded for.
After a presidential election that became more divisive and biting than compassionate and unifying, we think it’s time to focus on the future. No matter the president, no matter the issue, there are things we can be doing to strengthen our relationships with one another, as human beings.