July 26, 2007

Michigan Member Commentary in Free Press

Michigan State Board member Cassandra Ulbrich gets her concerns about the state's funding of higher education published in the Detroit Free Press.
Writes Ulbrich: "With decreasing confidence in the state appropriation process, universities are forced to pass their costs on to students through higher tuition rates. This year, double-digit tuition increases will combine with similar increases from last year to create the most expensive four years of a young person's life...If Michigan is going to be successful in turning its economy around, lawmakers cannot continue to cut funding to the very institutions that will drive its transformation."