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ERIC Number: ED538506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-19
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
On the November Ballot--Proposition 4: Creating More Tier-One Universities in Texas. Policy Page. No. 09-415
Center for Public Policy Priorities
The most important natural resource Texas has is Texans. Unfortunately, the state suffers from a "brain drain" as many of the best and brightest students leave to further their education. A contributing cause is a lack of "tier one" universities in Texas. Proposition 4 (a constitutional amendment to create a National Research University Fund to help fund certain state universities to become nationally recognized research institutions) would provide funding to Texas universities seeking to attain tier-one status. With more university research, the state hopes for new jobs, increased wages, and more state and local tax revenue. This Policy Page describes criteria commonly used to determine tier-one status, the benefits of having more tier-one universities in Texas, progress of selected Texas schools toward tier-one status, and the specifics of Proposition 4.
Center for Public Policy Priorities. 900 Lydia Street, Austin, TX 78702. Tel: 512-320-0222; Fax: 512-320-0227; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)
Identifiers - Location: Texas