Commentary: Taming the tuition tiger
Although there is more work to be done to really cut college costs, consolidating student loans, eliminating loan forgiveness and eliminating in-school interest subsidies provides a long-overdue step toward resetting college pricing, write Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), who chairs the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ed Feulner, founder of the Heritage Foundation.
KCTCS workforce solutions program reaches milestone
Three million people have received training through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s workforce solutions program, which started in 2000.
Mississippi universities, colleges seek more funds, outline budget woes
Leaders of the state’s 15 community colleges note that they have already eliminated 270 positions, including layoffs, and raised tuition by an average of 13 percent last spring.
Embattled Missouri governor proposes more cuts to colleges
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens faced immediate pushback from some lawmakers over his 2019 budget plan to give colleges and universities $92 million less than originally budgeted for the 2018 fiscal year, and $68 million less than they actually are expected to get based on cuts Greitens previously made to the 2018 budget.