Just thinking of the second point, I wonder if he's factoring in how many grant dollars would be lost? It looks like just the University of Colorado at Boulder brings in a fair bit. According to a report from here:
Tancredo supports a range of fiscal austerity moves. They include: …
•Amendment 23, which guarantees minimal funding for K-12 education, must be repealed.
•Requiring higher education professors to spend 30 instead of 13 hours a week in the classroom would save $60 million.
•Eliminating the "master's degree bump," the automatic salary increase that comes with the graduate degree, would save $158 million.
The University of Colorado continues to be a national leader in research funding by attracting $711.5 million in FY2009 … .