Wednesday, June 01, 2005

College Vouchers in Colorado

College vouchers put a face on funds in Colorado -- The Washington Times: "Recruiters for Colorado's state colleges are hustling to sign up current students and high school graduates as the nation's first market-oriented tuition-voucher system begins this fall.
Colorado is the first state to abandon direct funding to its 13 community colleges, three state universities and six other public colleges -- currently, $500 million a year -- in favor of a $2,400 tuition voucher to each enrolled college student.
'It's going to drive changes and force reform, which is what we want,' said Richard F. O'Donnell, executive director of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE). 'Students have ownership over their tax dollars in an explicit way, which we think will motivate those changes.' "

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