The Negative Effects of a Budget Cut
Malcolm X once said, “By any means necessary.” This is the stance the government has taken in its decision to cut the deficits, and not concern itself with the negative ways a budget cut will have on a nation. The three characteristics of the negative effects of a budget cut at the collegiate level illustrate a negative outcome for a minority student, a professor, and the economy.
The first characteristic of the collegiate level budget cut illustrates a negative effect on a minority student. The government proposed that cuts will first be at the grant level, that a minority student must receive to help pay for a college education. Also, these cuts will be about forty percent of the state funds from the Government Revenue Funding Program. As a result, a minority student seeking monies from the State grants programs, which help pay for about sixty percent of the tuition, will not receive this funding. Therefore, this means minority cannot afford the cost of a quality education at the college or university of their choice. Finally, this may force a potential minority student who wants a better job and an improvement in lifestyle, to settle for a minimum wage position.
The second characteristic of the collegiate level budget cut illustrates the negative effect on the professor. The proposed cuts first reflect a negative way that could have an adjunct professor laid off due to the state funding not being available to support additional staff/faculty. Therefore, this results in less staff in certain departments. In addition, the cuts could produce salary reduction for some staff/faculty members. These reductions are made to help save money for a particular department. Furthermore, a veteran professor is being lured to an early retirement. This is caused by the proposed state funding cuts to offset the effect of the negative effect of the cuts. Finally, a professor will look out and see a larger class size due to the lack of...