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To stimulate and support public discussions relating to affordable excellence, Partners combs through the latest news and trends in higher education, economics and related fields of study that can have the greatest impact on the costs and the standards for excellence at our public universities.

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  • Colleges were on the defense this legislative session

    March 4, 2017

    The legislative season saw efforts to limit tuition, increase scrutiny of finances and curtail some of the autonomy that the schools gained when the General Assembly approved higher-education restructuring more than a decade ago.

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  • Editorial: Why shouldn’t Richmond micromanage tuition?

    March 1, 2017

    Indeed, the General Assembly shows no reluctance to micromanage other things, even when no tax money is involved. It told Roanoke City Council that it couldn’t ban smoking in Elmwood Park, yet when it comes to the operations of a major state enterprises — public colleges and universities — suddenly, hey, hands off.

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  • Candidate for Virginia Governor Calls for College Tuition Freeze

    February 24, 2017

    State Senator Frank Wagner (R) of Virginia Beach, on the final day of the General Assembly’s 2017 session in which multiple higher education reform bills were introduced and failed, called on elected officials to freeze the cost of tuition and fees at state funded schools next year. Read the full release here.

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  • Student Debt in America Has Hit a New Record

    February 17, 2017

    President Trump has called student debt an “anchor” weighing down young Americans.

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