Skip to comments.Cory Booker Bets $100 Billion on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Posted on 12/08/2019 2:07:30 PM PST by karpov
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday proposed investing $100 billion in historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, a broad proposal in a Democratic field that has offered varying plans to prop up this longstanding yet struggling arm of the educational system.
Many H.B.C.U.s, as historically black colleges and universities are commonly known, have faced widespread financial woes recently, with some schools losing accreditation and facing plummeting enrollment.
Mr. Bookers proposal comes at a precarious time for his presidential campaign: Despite crossing the 200,000 individual-donor threshold last month, he is still short four qualifying polls for the December debate and is in real danger of being left off the stage.
While many candidates, including Senators Kamala Harris of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, of South Bend, Ind., have already rolled out proposals to invest billions into H.B.C.U.s, an anchor of Mr. Bookers proposal is dedicating at least $40 billion to those institutions for climate change research.
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Mr. Bookers plan also calls for an additional $30 billion in grants to expand and improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics known as STEM education at H.B.C.U.s and minority-serving institutions, and another $30 billion in grants to upgrade facilities and infrastructure at the schools.
H.B.C.U.s make our country stronger and more reflective of the diversity that makes us so great, Mr. Booker said in a statement announcing the proposal.
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Booker is unlikely to get the nomination, but the other candidates also want to squander more money on HBCUs. It is doubtful that HBCU subsidies even help their intended beneficiaries, since a study found that HBCU Graduates Earn Less Than Black Graduates Of Traditionally White Institutions.
C’MON CORY, MAKE IT 100 TRILLION...........
What about the HWCUs?
Oh, that’s right they don’t exist anymore.
HIS money??? Fine.
OUR money??? No thank you very much
We are past Peak Brick and Mortar Higher Edumacation.
he’s getting desperate! ROFL
time to pander MORE!!!
Sounds like a good way to piss off the other 87% of the population.
Massively subsidized institutional stupidity. What’s not to like?
“Do Failing Historically Black Colleges Deserve Billions in Handouts?.”
How about F NO?
But imagine if Trump suggested investing 100 billion in Historically White Colleges and Universities.
Thanks for putting that in all caps. That was too good of a joke to miss :-)
Since when is giving taxpayer money to crooked friends, relatives, and cronies “investing”? Trading one asset for another asset is investing. What will the taxpayers get in exchange for the money?
Just curious what they teach at black colleges?
PROF: “George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Eve because..?” Anyone”
STUDENT: “Because his racist yo! He tryin to get slaves across the river ..”
Only one will get the nom. For the rest of the clown car it becomes a Schadenfreude Express.
That’s a pretty big race pander.
Well that’s mighty white of him.
Actually that’s the way they do it in Africa et al — the grand muckkety muckks always are part of their tribe first and everyone else gets the leavings. It works that way in Indian tribal govts in the US also: elections have conequences. In the latter case pqrticular clans come into play.
This kind of proposal by a black politician is the opposite of civilized.
Why doesn’t he say “a billion ka-jillion”?
He thinks people are utter morons.
Wow, he’s richer than I thought!
Sounds like Booker would be a Reparations Everyday President , money money money
Why not simply give the students, parents, aunties, uncles, cousins and any AA a free bank account for life. It would be so much easier.
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