Monday, August 3, 2015

When you squeeze a balloon in one place... tends to get bigger somewhere else. Inside Higher Ed today carries two stories about public universities where, due a funding squeeze, more out-of-state students were brought in whose higher tuitions subsidized the remaining in-state students. One piece refers to the U of Virginia, an early follower of the so-called "Michigan Model" in which the cross-subsidy was used. The other piece refers to Purdue. Note, of course, that if you squeeze hard enough, you may not have a balloon at all.
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