Letter writer Raymond Hoff bemoans what he calls
Mr. Hoff complains that UMBC faculty and staff have not had a cost-of-living increase in three years. But he should be happy to still have a job — a luxury not available to legions of unemployed Marylanders, some of whom have been unemployed for three years.
He talks about academics who have moved out of the state and the difficulty of hiring replacements for them. But did it occur to him that the business and tax environments of Gov.
Taxpayers cannot afford any more taxes or deals by these three politicians. UMBC will have to survive just as most Maryland households do — by living within its budget.
The school should stop inciting students by forecasting high tuition increases. Instead, it should get to work finding ways to make the necessary cuts, just as many of those students' families had to do.