apparently Rick Perry‘s legions on the University of Texas‘ boards want to model the school after Arizona state. hmmm. Arizona state is ranked 81 worldwide ranking (or Shanghai ranking). University of Texas is ranked 38. Shouldn’t you want to move up, not down.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too. And don’t be coy about it. If you don’t care for research-1 or tier 1 schools then say it Rick Perry. Pull the funding and see UT and Texas A&M rankings drop until there is only one tier-1 school in Texas, the private school Rice. If that’s your wish then say it instead of hiding behind ppl who want to turn these 2 top schools into university of phoenix-es