Monday, June 6, 2011

Colorado news roundup: Massive tuition hike is a wakeup call on higher ed

Yikes. Metropolitan State College of Denver is hiking tuition and fees by 18.1 percent. "That is a whopping increase for a student body that is, in many cases, on the edge of being able to afford higher education to begin with," says The Denver Post's editorial board.

Too true. A short-term solution is in the works with a ballot measure sponsored by state Sen. Rollie Heath. That would give the state a brief timeout from education cuts while advocates work on a long-term fix.

Read the latest about Metro State's tuition hike, plus find links to all the day's public-policy news, at the weekday Colorado news roundup.

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