March 12, 2009
The House Higher Education Committee heard Wednesday from leaders of all seven schools: the University of North Texas, UT-Arlington, UT-Dallas, UT-El Paso, UT-San Antonio, Texas Tech and the University of Houston. The committee took no action on the bill.
Donna Halstead, president of the Dallas Citizens Council, suggested letting all seven schools compete for state money, at least for now. Later on, the Legislature might give more money to fewer schools, "so you're focusing on those that have made the greatest strides."