UW president calls state’s prepaid tuition program a “Ponzi scheme”: University of Washington President Michael Young did not mince words when describing the state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) plan during a public interview with an editor from The Atlantic on Thursday. Young also addressed an rising population of international students, financial aid and other topics.
Undocumented immigrants sue to attend college in Georgia (Georgia Public Broadcasting): A legal case began Thursday in DeKalb County Superior Court concerning the University System of Georgia’s policy of barring undocumented students from some schools and requiring them to pay out-of-state tuition at others. Students there are suing under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which has established “lawful presence” for many younger immigrants.
U.S. students face shorter lunch times (NPR): Parents and school administrators across the country are voicing concern about dwindling lunch times, pointing out that cafeteria lines and other factors can limit students’ actual eating time to 15 minutes or less. Some argue the lunch rush causes more students to reach for food choices that are quick, but unhealthy, like french fries.
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