Public Universities & Public Prisons
June 11, 1963 - Then Governor of Alabama, George Wallace “standing in the school house door” confronting then US Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach in attempt to deny admittance to African-Americans, Vivian Malone and James Hood.
Given that African-American students generally have lower levels of achievement than their non-black counterparts and rightly or wrongly, a reputation for higher levels of interpersonal violence, what do they bring to an integrated educational setting…
2017 – Is the University of Alabama a football team with a university attached or is it a university with a football team?*
An “eyeball measure” of the above picture yields 64 of the 99 members (red shirts only), of the 2016-2017 University of Alabama as probably being African-Americans.
Assuming that each of the 64 is on a “full-ride” ($42,000) this yields an annual cost to the institution of $2.7 million in foregone tuition fees and legal support payments.
University of Alabama 2015-2016 fiscal year
Tuition & Fees – 692 million
Tuition & Fees net of scholarships – 476 million
Total Revenue – 818 million
In 2015 the University of Alabama its 4th national college football title in 7 years, but he also helped subsidize the entire Crimson Tide athletics department by generated $95,132,301 in revenue, the most ever by any single team in the history of college sports. According to The Tuscaloosa News, Alabama's football program made a profit of nearly $46,491,330 during the Tide's 2015 championship season.
*Note: The University of Alabama’s total revenue stream is 7-8 times that of its football team. On that basis they are a university with a football team.
STEM Topic 28: Problem Set
If California has a prison population of 120,000 and the cost to house each inmate is $60,000 per year, what is the total annual cost of running the California prison system?
If the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), spends $500 per month on healthcare for each inmate, how much does it spend per year on healthcare for a prison population of 120,000?
If the California prison population decreases by 10% and the cost to house each inmate remains the same, what is the new annual cost of running the prison system?
If the CDCR reduces healthcare spending for each inmate by 20% and the prison population remains at 120,000, how much does it save per year on healthcare?
If the California prison system spends 20% of its budget on food and the annual budget is $10 billion, how much does it spend on food each year?
If the CDCR reduces food spending by 5% and the annual budget remains at $10 billion, how much does it save per year on food?
If the cost to house each inmate increases by 10% and the prison population remains at 120,000, what is the new annual cost of running the prison system?
If the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) reduces staff salaries by 15% and the total salary expenditure is $2 billion per year, how much does it save per year on staff salaries?
If the California prison system spends 30% of its budget on staff salaries and the annual budget is $12 billion, how much does it spend on staff salaries each year?
If the California prison system spends $100 million per year on educational programs for inmates and there are 120,000 inmates, how much does it spend per inmate per year on educational programs?