State's leaders shortchanging higher education, review says

The Seattle TimesFebruary 27, 2014 

Washington’s leaders have shown political indifference to higher education, allowing tuition to spiral out of control and failing to put enough money into financial aid to help ease the cost, a new report says.

That blunt assessment comes from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, who also took Washington to task two years ago, criticizing the state’s political leaders for abdicating their role in higher education and creating a leadership vacuum.

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