As Texas college tuition climbs, lawmakers to air ideas


Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - 9:22am -- (View the original The Dallas Morning News article.)

The Dallas Morning News

When Republicans first gained control of the Legislature in 2003, they embarked on an overhaul of higher education by giving university governing boards the power to set tuition rates. It was an effort to make up for declining state support to universities by shifting the costs to students via tuition.

Now, as many middle-class families fear they’ve been priced out of a college education, there’s an effort among bipartisan lawmakers to rein in the increases.

University of North Texas President, Neal Smatresk, is mentioned in this article.

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