Editorial: Shapiro offers best tuition approach

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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