State budget crunch could hinder UTEP...

State budget crunch could hinder UTEP's tier-1 campaign

There are 1 comment on the El Paso Times story from Jan 8, 2009, titled State budget crunch could hinder UTEP's tier-1 campaign. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Money will be tight in the next state budget, and it's not likely that much will be left to help schools like the University of Texas at El Paso achieve tier-1 status, some leading lawmakers said Wednesday.

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Superior, WI

#1 Jan 9, 2009
Who determines what is Tier 1. Is this some measurement of the Department of Education, or is driven by the various magazines that hype ratings to boost sales and advertising revenues. It's appropriate to increase quality of the state's colleges and universities, but it seems strange to quote "Tier One" status as if everyone knows what it means.

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