Thursday, August 11, 2011

The answer to Ridiculous TN Tuition Hikes: Charter Universities?

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s 14 universities, including Wright State, would be automatically relieved of some state regulations and they could qualify for even more autonomy if they take less state money, according to an executive summary of a plan to be released today.

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro today will walk university officials through his plan to create charter or enterprise universities and change the way the state oversees higher education.

“By allowing our universities to operate as an enterprise of the state instead of a bureaucratic behemoth, the state stands to gain from the increased efficiency, effectiveness and competitiveness that will help drive a 21st century economy,” the summary said.