Whereas the state funding for public higher education has been declining for the last 30 years,
Whereas the State Share of Instruction (SSI) accounts for only about 13 percent of institutional budgets,
Whereas Ohio ranks 12th in the nation for highest average student debt,
Whereas it is no longer possible for an Ohio student to fund a public university education with low-wage employment,
Whereas state tax cuts have reduced revenue, compromising the ability of the state to provide adequate funding for higher education,
Be it resolved that the Ohio Conference AAUP urges the Governor and General Assembly to avoid further tax cuts and to pursue fair tax policies;
Be it further resolved that the Ohio Conference AAUP urges the Governor and General Assembly to continue restoring funding to higher education.