Thursday, January 04, 2007

Is Free Tuition Plan Dead?

The Journal Sentinal reported yesterday that our good friend Steve Nass has declared Free Tuition dead on arrival. Does this signal the death knell of the plan? As the article points out, it is not much more than a clever idea at the moment. ran an article as well, discussing both our and Indiana's plan. They interview a few people who claim that it won't help. The most substantial criticism is that only 25% of grads leave. Thus, most of the money goes to students who would stay anyway.

I like this as the basis of conversation, however. Instead of contemplating new ways to cut, people can talk about ways to increase access and quality.

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