[caption id="attachment_50401" align="alignleft" width="150"] “If you’re not graduating your students, you’ll get less state funding,” Perry said. (Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)[/caption]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent a strong message to the state’s universities on Oct. 1: Those not graduating their students would receive less funding under a proposal he’s pushing.

During a news conference at Thomas Jefferson High School in northwest Dallas, Perry provided information on several proposals that he said are necessary to graduate more Texas students with college degrees—and in a timely manner.

One plan would link 10 percent of college funding...

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