Editorial: Shapiro offers best tuition approach
April 2, 2009
Again, that clearly taps into the anti-increase fervor, but Texas Tech University
Chancellor Kent Hance offered a persuasive rejoinder. In his West Texas drawl, Hance
reminded senators that Texas could become a third-world state if it so limited college
tuition but provided no extra state funding.
Sen. Juan Hinojosa surely spoke for many Texas families when he told an overflow crowd
yesterday in Austin that college costs are the primary complaint he hears from his
South Texas constituents. Indeed, this very day, families across the state are waiting
to see what legislators do about tuition rates before deciding where to send their
high school graduates next fall.
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