Letters to the Editor

FIU funding

Re Mark Rosenberg’s April 18 oped, “We showed DeVos the accomplishments of public academic institutions”: I have no doubt that what Florida International University is doing is impressive, important, and valuable.

However, why do my tax dollars have to pay for it?

If FIU is as vital to the education system, as the author implies, students should be clamoring to attend, and FIU should have no dearth of funding. FIU is, essentially, a business, not a charity.

Why should it be propped up on a government-funded crutch, when the rest of the world is forced to strive, compete, and innovate to stay afloat?

Teresa Mull,

Driggs, Idaho

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