Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More on Polytechnic

Mayor Smith doesn't think ASU Poly will close. He thinks its all part of the budget game which is being played at the legislature and he is probably right. From the protestors to the threats of blood in the streets, all of this has to do with the "gamesmanship" surrounding the efforts to fix what is likely to be the worst budget deficit (thanks Napolitano!) in Arizona history.

Certainly, with everything else going on in the Gateway area, it would be foolish for ASU to close Poly. But if thats on the table, perhaps we should start looking at the idea that Robert Robb had over the weekend about setting Poly and West up as separate undergraduate schools. A competitive environment for universities in the Valley would not necessarily be a bad thing.

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