This got a lot of attention in Washington state:
A general new policy at the University of Washington to accept many more out of state students – those who pay higher tuition and fees – than those from in state, locking out many in-state students with good grades and other advantages. A lot of Washington kids won’t be able to go to their leading state institution.
Why is that? Well, the out-of-staters pay more. They help the university’s bottom line more. The university is operating more, in other words, like a prosperous health insurance company.
Danny Westneat in the Seattle Times put it succinctly: “For decades now we’ve heard the demand that government needs to be more like business. Can’t it be more self-sufficient, more attuned to the bottom line? Well, yes it can. This is what it looks like.”
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