Editorial: Freezing tuition benefits students


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In today’s post-recession economy, there is a premium on up-to-date skills and workforce flexibility. But some potential workers were being forced out of opportunities by high college tuition.

Purdue University tried to stem some of that negative inertia by freezing tuition. Clearly it will be years before we see if that pays off, but in the short run it certainly will help families in Jackson County and elsewhere.

To that end, university President Mitch Daniels said last week that he will ask the school’s trustees to extend the tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus for a third year.

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