An Oscar miss on an education breakthrough

As I rarely go to movies and don't own a TV, my thoughts on the Academy Awards are not worth sharing. So I'll just refer you to AWB president Don Brunell's post on Waiting for Superman.


Tuition Transfer Update

As I discussed in an earlier post, the Senate version of the early action supplemental budget cut general fund–state funding to the higher education coordinating board (HEC Board) for the state need grant by $25.4 million. The Senate supplemental budget backfilled this loss in two steps.

Tuition Transfer

This follow-up to Emily’s earlier post on the Senate’s early action supplemental budget proposal (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1086) provides a bit more detail with respect to higher education.

Reducing the number of elected state officials and increasing accountability

That's the theme of my column today.

The Research Council has looked at the issue many times over the years. Gov. Gregoire's call for education reorganization, with specific implications for the elected superintendent of public instruction, raises the question: why stop there?

Let me know what you think.

About Those Tuition Increases...

The theme of this week's posts at the Becker-Posner blog is tuition increases at public universities. 

Posner argues that keeping tuition low for all students--regardless of ability to pay--is unwarranted: