Philadelphia Inquirer: Burden of college costs falling more and more on students
A front-page Philadelphia Inquirer story questions the state's continuing committment to higher education. "Everyone at Pennsylvania's public colleges is asking the question, although they're terrified of the answer: What happens if Gov. Corbett continues to slash funding for higher education?" The article draws comparison to support for education in other states, noting that Pennsylvania stands out for the size of its real and potential cuts. "Nationally, most states have been proposing to reduce higher-education budgets by 3 percent to 5 percent."