Universities won’t see easing of state rules
Posted October 18, 2012 in Press Releases
Prompted by our release of a study that showed that deregulation of higher-ed systems in other states hasn't made tuition more affordable, increased access for low-income students, or increased graduation rates," the Columbus Dispatch contacted Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, who said he wants to bring back his 2011 proposal to loosen regulations for the state's public universities.
“Sometimes these plans get stuck on a shelf somewhere, and a group in the future resurrects them,” Petro told the Dispatch. But Petro acknowledged that the plan isn't going anywhere for now. The chancellor said his plan would free up scholarship money for "Ohio's brightest students by using state money that public universities would give up in exchange for less state oversight."
Petro acknowledged that the plan