Tuition Increases?

The Seattle Times wrote an interesting article in this morning’s paper about the budget question facing us about higher education. Both House and Senate proposals do terrible things to the higher education system in Washington. It’s worth the read. We have to decide if we want to allow the universities to raise tuition, or just continue to reduce the state’s investment in higher ed – something that will have devastating long-term consequences for economic competitiveness of the state if we do so.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/2009063657_tuition16m.html

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Ross
I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.

1 Comment on "Tuition Increases?"

  1. Randy Dutton | April 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    Your action in passing ESSB 2261 is a disgrace to anyone who believes in fiscal sanity. Our economy is in tatters and it is getting worse and you commit taxpayers to more debt? Do you not realize that the federal government borrowed money from China for its “tax rebate” and that we have to pay interest? The debt load increases the same time most of the obligations you made come due. The Senate and Legislature are destroying the state economy just like our Congress is destroying the national economy. Tell me when is it the right of a state worker to get bonuses or cost of living increases when the taxpayer doesn’t?

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