Monday, April 04, 2011

Increasing response to the downturn in the economy

The last two years have been rough for many people.  Many have lost jobs.  Many have lost their houses. 

In response to the continuing hard times it looks like many in Washington State will not be able to go to school at the state university.

Why straight-A's may not get you into UW this year explains:

The UW has offered spots in fall 2011 to about 5,700 Washington students so far, hundreds fewer than last year. Many more nonresidents — out-of-state and international students combined — have been offered a spot for fall.

The decision is based squarely on economics: Nonresident students in effect subsidize the education of Washington residents, providing a much-needed boost in revenue at a time the UW could see its funding cut by $200 million over the next biennium.

Personally I think it is a good idea, but I can see how many taxpayers in Washington would be very upset.

Hat tip: Instapundit

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