Commentary: Endowments could offer tuition relief

01/30/2008 | Christian Science Monitor, The

With private colleges boasting record endowment gains, two U.S. senators are asking why tuition continues to rise so quickly. It's a good question, says this Christian Science Monitor commentary, and the senators' proposal to require higher-education institutions with ample funds to spend 5% of their endowments on tuition relief has merit, although most U.S. students attend public colleges whose budgets are contingent on the state of the economy at large, not endowments.

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