The Seattle Times reports on the loss of opportunity represented by University of Washington budget cuts.
“Consider the situation faced by Brian Bershad, a former UW computer science professor who is now the engineering site director for Google Seattle/Kirkland. He’d like to hire more UW computer scientists and computer engineers — a lot more.
“‘If the UW could produce 1,000 amazing engineers every year,’ Bershad said, ‘we’d find a way to hire them.’
“But the university’s computer science program already turns away hundreds of smart kids who apply annually. Future budget cutbacks could mean turning away still more …
“Bershad and others say the reductions have another, hidden cost: They erase opportunities for Washington students, meaning local kids won’t receive the training they need to land a job at Google — or with a local startup that one day could become the Next Big Thing.”
Read this excellent article here.
The Stranger has a similar, although less polite, take on the subject, here.
And UW asks “What is a College Education Worth … for the Citizens, Community, Employers, State and Students” here.