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Thursday, December 11, 2008

FromDC2Iowa: Today's quick fix: Controlling tuition

Excerpted from this post at FromDC2Iowa

Yesterday this blog offered "Three Quick Fixes," December 10, 2008,
for the public policy challenges involving gay marriage, foreclosures,
and the declining newspaper industry. Today's entry solves the problem
of rising college tuition and graduates' debt burdens -- in response
to the 4.2% tuition increase just voted by the Iowa Board of Regents.
Yesterday's Des Moines Register forcefully put the case for holding
the line on tuition increases. ... But after their 90 minute discussion
later that day the editorial had failed to persuade more than two
members of the Board (Regents Gartner and Harkin) and tuition was
ordered increased 4.2% by a vote of 6 to 2.

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