FROM Jon Marcus
Divesting in university research gutting the US economy The William Albert Noyes Laboratory of Chemistry University of Chicago at Urbana-Champaign Photo by Beyond My Ken Since the Great Recession and the start of the Obama Administration, the federal government has been cutting back on basic research grants to public universities. In the Midwest, that's bad for the economy. Internationally, it's a decline of American leadership, especially compared to China. That's according to Jon Marcus, higher-education editor at the Hechinger Report . He's written about it recently in the Atlantic .
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