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“Washington State’s broken model for higher education funding”

A terrific Seattle Times op-ed by University of Washington regents Kristi Blake and Craig Cole:

“The cost of educating a student at the University of Washington is about $400 less today, in inflation adjusted dollars, than it was 20 years ago …  The next time anyone questions why public university tuition is rising faster than inflation, remember this:  Twenty years ago, the state government paid 80 percent of the cost of a student’s education and a student paid 20 percent.  Today, the state pays 30 percent of the cost, and the student pays 70 percent.  The state has systematically disinvested in our children’s future, and we view this trend with disappointment and alarm.”

Read it here.