Seven Texas universities are pleading with the legislature to become the state’s next “Tier One” school.
In case you’re not up on your education-bureaucrat lingo, that means an elite research school.
More importantly, it means higher and much more consistent funding than what they receive now, on a par with what UT and A&M get out of the state’s petroleum fund. How best to decide which school? This is Texas. There’s only one way – football.
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-- Richard Connelly