A college president once quipped that higher education is one of the few things that a person is willing to pay for but not receive. Another wise observer noted that college is the rare case where the customer tries to get as little as he can for the money.
The University of Minnesota is offering a tuition freeze in exchange for new money from the Legislature. University President Eric Kaler is tying increased funding for the "U' to a tuition freeze for some undergraduates.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey criticized politicians who cut funding to higher education and said he was “confused by those who talk of education’s failures while espousing policies that fail to invest in education” during his state of the university speech Wednesday.
In the space of four years, UW tuition for in-state undergraduates has increased 55 percent because of the cut in state support for higher education. This must change, guest columnists Adam Sherman and Evan Smith say.