WVU buy-outs make sense amid budget concerns

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram 

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — We all know West Virginia faces budgetary concerns, with the trickle-down effect meaning state government is having to learn to do more with less.

That’s true of higher education, which remains dependent on tax dollars despite increases in tuition, fees and various other costs charged to students and parents.

It’s refreshing to see at least one state university using creative ways to help offset budget cuts and concerns.

West Virginia University is using a voluntary separation program to encourage faculty and staff to take early retirement or move on to other jobs…

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