Wednesday, October 5, 2022
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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Higher Education Costs

Tennessee Tech President Phillip Oldham discusses the costs of higher education.

A public university education used to be considered one of America’s great bargains. That has changed. Higher education scholars point to the 1980s as the start of the change when education became a hot button issue politically as a way to encourage growth. That led to some universities over-extending themselves. Fast forward to the economic downturn starting in 2007 where man political leaders saw higher education as a place to save money, and get the budget balanced. So where do we stand today with funding of higher education? Not just in Tennessee, but around the nation. We explore that issue with Tennessee Tech President Phillip Oldham.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6 on Rock 93-7, 106-9 Kicks Country, and at 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.

If you miss it Saturday, you can catch Today In The Upper Cumberland again, Sunday. The show airs Sunday morning at 7am on Rock 93-7 and News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600, and Sunday night at 6pm on Lite Rock 95.9 and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country.